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Discovery!

Unearthing the New Treasures of Archaeology
(Book - 2007 )
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An unprecedented look inside contemporary archaeology, Discovery! reveals the most exciting, significant, and astonishing finds from the last fifteen years. Many of the book's contributiions are written by the discoverers themselves, who give firsthand accounts of their work and assess the significance. They include famous Egyptologists such as Zahi Hawass, Kent Weeks, and Alain Zivie; pioneering underwater explorers such as Franck Goddio; and leading excavators and scietists from America, Britain, China, France, Germany, Itlay, Scandinavia, and elsewhere.Discovery! spans two million years of history, from the latest fossil discoveries that rewrite the story of human origins to wrecks of early submarines and ironclads from the American Civil War. There are revelations about the pyramids of Giza, a just-discovered royal tomb in the Valley of the Kings, and gold-filled burials of Assyrian queens at Nimrud, Iraq. Italy's Ice Man and spectacular Inca mummies from high in the Andes bring us face to face with people from the past, while stunning wall paintings from San Bartolo in Guatemala revolutionize our knowledge of the ancient Maya.International in scope and totally authoritative, the book is illustrated throughout with spectacular photographs, many taken at the very moment of discovery.Brian M. Fagan is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author or editor of many popular books on archaeology.
Title: Discovery!
unearthing the new treasures of archaeology
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, c2007.
Characteristics: 256 p. :,ill. (some col.), col. map ;,28 cm.
Contents: World map
Archaeology now: New finds and fresh perspectives / Brian M. Fagan
DISCOVERIES FROM THE ICE AGE: New evidence from Africa : rewriting the story of human origins / Peter Andrews
Mystery of the skulls from Dmanisi, Georgia / Chris Stringer
First Europeans and the pit of the bones at Atapuerca, Spain / Chris Stringer
Boxgrove : the oldest human fossils in Britain / Chris Stringer
'Hobbit' : an unknown human relative? / Chris Stringer
TOMBS, GRAVES AND MUMMIES: The Iceman : a 5,000-year-old murder victim? / Chris Scarre
Amesbury Archer and the Boscombe Bowmen : men of Stonehenge / Andrew P. Fitzpatrick
New revelations from the pyramids of Giza / Zahi Hawass.
Tomb of Tutankhamun's mother? : an 18th dynasty chamber in the Valley of the Kings / Zahi Hawass
Pharaoh's children : the tomb of the sons of Ramesses II in the Valley of the Kings / Kent R. Weeks
New Kingdom tombs at Saqqara / Alain Zivie
Where the living feasted with the dead : the royal tombs of Qatna, Syria / Peter Pfalzner
Royal tombs of Nimrud, Iraq : the treasures of Assyrian queens / Joan Oates
Great Ryzhanovka Barrow : an intact burial of a Scythian nobleman / Sergey Skory and Jan Chochorowski
Valley of the Golden Mummies, Egypt / Zahi Hawass
Bodies from the bog : new insights into life and death in pagan Celtic Ireland / Eamonn P. Kelly
Warriors, musicians and acrobats at the tomb of the first Emperor of China / Zhang Yinglan
Spitalfields Lady : the finest Roman grave ever found in London / Christopher Thomas
Moche tombas at Dos Cabezas, Peru / Christopher B. Donnan
Power and prestige : middle Sicán elite tombs of North coastal Peru / Izumi Shimada
Red Queen and other new Maya tombs / George Stuart
Chachapoya : mummies in the Cloud Forest of Peru / Adriana von Hagen
Inca mummies : child sacrifice on Andean peaks / Johan Reinhard
Prittlewell Prince : an Anglo-Saxon royal burial / Ian Blair.
TREASURES OF ANCIENT ART: At the origins of art : new discoveries of decorated caves / Jean Clottes
Black pharaohs : a cachette of statues from Kerma, Sudan / Charles Bonnet and Dominique Valbelle
Celtic warrior prince from Glauberg, Germany / Holger Baitinger and Fritz-Rudolf Herrmann
Artistic splendours from the Greek and Roman World / Mark Merrony
Turkey's Pompeii : the magnificent mosaics of Zeugma / Robert Early
Maize god and the mythology of kings : Maya paintings at San Bartolo, Guatemala / William A. Saturno
Torcs, coins and gold cups : ancient hoards from Britain / Jeremy D. Hill
Hoxne treasure : a late Roman hoard / Catherine Johns
Spillings : the world's biggest Viking silver hoard / Dan Carlsson
Portaits in pottery : ceramic vessels from Lake Titicaca / Antti Korpisaari and Martti Pa·rssinen
Statues of the Buddha from Qingzhou, China / Jan Stuart
LOST CITIES: Caral : the oldest civilization in Peru and the Americas / Ruth Shady
Pyramid City, Giza / Mark Lehner
Jinsha : changing the map of ancient China / Jay Xu
Towards a new Jerusalem / Roberta L. Harris
Saxon London, concealed beneath the city streets / Robert Cowie
Jamestown : the fort that was the birthplace of the United States of America / William M. Kelso.
ENIGMAS OF RITUAL AND RELIGION: Carved creatures from the dawn of agriculture : Go·bekli Tepe, Turkey / Klaus Schmidt
Secrets revealed at Britain's Henges / Mike Pitts Nebra sky disc : the oldest representation of the heavens / Harald Meller
Helmets and war-trumpets : a ritual hoard from Tintignac, France / Christophe Maniquet
Symbols of religion and power : the Pyramid of the Moon, Teotihuacán / Saburo Sugiyama
Moche ritual sacrifice at Huaca de la Luna, Peru / Steve Bourget
DISCOVERIES FROM THE DEEP: The world's oldest boats, from Abydos, Egypt / Matthew Douglas Adams and David O'Connor
Alexandria underwater : Greek cities beneath the sea in Egypt / Franck Goddio
Ancient port and ships of Pisa / Stefano Bruni
HMS Pandora : the ship sent to find the Bounty mutineers / Peter Gesner, Submarine and ironclad : American Civil War wrecks / Robert S. Neyland
SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES: DNA and archaeology / Brian M. Fagan
Ice ages, floods and droughts : the impact of climate change in the past / Brian M. Fagan
Ancient wine and beer / Patrick E. McGovern
Medical science and archaeology / Charlotte Roberts
Ancient writings : early hieroglyphs from Abydos, Egypt / Toby Wilkinson
Ancient writing : Biblical inscriptions / Roberta L. Harris
Ancient writing : China's 'Dead Sea scrolls' / Wang Tao
Ancient writing : new advances in Maya decipherment / David Stuart
Ancient writing : deciphering the knotted strings of the Incas / Gary Urton
Cascajal Block : the New World's oldest writing / Michael D. Coe.
Archaeology now: New finds and fresh perspectives / Brian M. Fagan
DISCOVERIES FROM THE ICE AGE: New evidence from Africa : rewriting the story of human origins / Peter Andrews. The mystery of the skulls from Dmanisi, Georgia / Chris Stringer. The first Europeans and the pit of the bones at Atapuerca, Spain / Chris Stringer. Boxgrove : the oldest human fossils in Britain / Chris Stringer. The 'Hobbit' : an unknown human relative? / Chris Stringer
TOMBS, GRAVES AND MUMMIES: The Iceman : a 5,000-year-old murder victim? / Chris Scarre. The Amesbury Archer and the Boscombe Bowmen : men of Stonehenge / Andrew P. Fitzpatrick. New revelations from the pyramids of Giza / Zahi Hawass. The tomb of Tutankhamun's mother? : an 18th dynasty chamber in the Valley of the Kings / Zahi Hawass. Pharaoh's children : the tomb of the sons of Ramesses II in the Valley of the Kings / Kent R. Weeks. New Kingdom tombs at Saqqara / Alain Zivie. Where the living feasted with the dead : the royal tombs of Qatna, Syria / Peter Pfälzner. The royal tombs of Nimrud, Iraq : the treasures of Assyrian queens / Joan Oates. The great Ryzhanovka Barrow : an intact burial of a Scythian nobleman / Sergey Skory and Jan Chochorowski. The Valley of the Golden Mummies, Egypt / Zahi Hawass. Bodies from the bog : new insights into life and death in pagan Celtic Ireland / Eamonn P. Kelly. Warriors, musicians and acrobats at the tomb of the first Emperor of China / Zhang Yinglan. The Spitalfields Lady : the finest Roman grave ever found in London / Christopher Thomas. Moche tombs at Dos Cabezas, Peru / Christopher B. Donnan. Power and prestige : middle Sicán elite tombs of North coastal Peru / Izumi Shimada. The Red Queen and other new Maya tombs / George Stuart. Chachapoya : mummies in the Cloud Forest of Peru / Adriana von Hagen. Inca mummies : child sacrifice on Andean peaks / Johan Reinhard. The Prittlewell Prince : an Anglo-Saxon royal burial / Ian Blair
TREASURES OF ANCIENT ART: At the origins of art : new discoveries of decorated caves / Jean Clottes. Black pharaohs : a cachette of statues from Kerma, Sudan / Charles Bonnet and Dominique Valbelle. A celtic warrior prince from Glauberg, Germany / Holger Baitinger and Fritz-Rudolf Herrmann. Artistic splendours from the Greek and Roman World / Mark Merrony. Turkey's Pompeii : the magnificent mosaics of Zeugma / Robert Early. The maize god and the mythology of kings : Maya paintings at San Bartolo, Guatemala / William A. Saturno. Torcs, coins and gold cups : ancient hoards from Britain / Jeremy D. Hill. The Hoxne treasure : a late Roman hoard / Catherine Johns. Spillings : the world's biggest Viking silver hoard / Dan Carlsson. Portaits in pottery : ceramic vessels from Lake Titicaca / Antti Korpisaari and Martti Pärssinen. Statues of the Buddha from Qingzhou, China / Jan Stuart
LOST CITIES: Caral : the oldest civilization in Peru and the Americas / Ruth Shady. Pyramid City, Giza / Mark Lehner. Jinsha : changing the map of ancient China / Jay Xu. Towards a new Jerusalem / Roberta L. Harris. Saxon London, concealed beneath the city streets / Robert Cowie. Jamestown : the fort that was the birthplace of the United States of America / William M. Kelso
ENIGMAS OF RITUAL AND RELIGION: Carved creatures from the dawn of agriculture : Göbekli Tepe, Turkey / Klaus Schmidt. Secrets revealed at Britain's Henges / Mike Pitts. The Nebra sky disc : the oldest representation of the heavens / Harald Meller. Helmets and war-trumpets : a ritual hoard from Tintignac, France / Christophe Maniquet. Symbols of religion and power : the Pyramid of the Moon, Teotihuacán / Saburo Sugiyama. Moche ritual sacrifice at Huaca de la Luna, Peru / Steve Bourget
DISCOVERIES FROM THE DEEP: The world's oldest boats, from Abydos, Egypt / Matthew Douglas Adams and David O'Connor. Alexandria underwater : Greek cities beneath the sea
in Egypt / Franck Goddio. The ancient port and ships of Pisa / Stefano Bruni. HMS Pandora : the ship sent to find the Bounty mutineers / Peter Gesner. Submarine and ironclad : American Civil War wrecks / Robert S. Neyland
SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES: DNA and archaeology / Brian M. Fagan. Ice ages, floods and droughts : the impact of climate change in the past / Brian M. Fagan. Ancient wine and beer / Patrick E. McGovern. Medical science and archaeology / Charlotte Roberts. Ancient writings : early hieroglyphs from Abydos, Egypt / Roby Wilkinson. Ancient writing : biblical inscriptions / Roberta L. Harris. Ancient writing : China's 'Dead Sea scrolls' / Wang Tao. Ancient writing : new advances in Maya decipherment / David Stuart. Ancient writing : deciphering the knotted strings of the Incas / Gary Urton. The Cascajal Block : the New World's oldest writing / Michael D. Coe.
Additional Contributors: Fagan, Brian M.
ISBN: 9780500051498
0500051496
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Brian M. Fagan
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-251) and index.
Subject Headings: Archaeology Methodology. Excavations (Archaeology) Case studies. Antiquities. Archaeology and history.
Topical Term: Archaeology
Excavations (Archaeology)
Antiquities.
Archaeology and history.
LCCN: 2006940560
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