Epic in scope, yet filled with detail, this illustrated guide takes readers through the whole of our human past. Spanning the dawn of human civilization through the present, it provides a tour of every site of key archaeological importance. From the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux to Tutankhamun’s tomb, from the buried city of Pompeii to China’s Terracotta Army, all of the world’s most iconic sites and discoveries are here. So too are the lesser-known yet equally important finds, such as the recent discoveries of our oldest known human ancestors and of the world’s oldest-known temple, Göbekli Tepe in Turkey. A masterful combination of succinct analysis and driving narrative, this book also addresses the questions that inevitably arise as we gradually learn more about the history of our species. Written by an international team of archaeological experts and richly illustrated throughout, Archaeology: A Comprehensive Guide to Our Human Past offers an unparalleled insight into the origins of humankind.
FILLS A NEED IN THE MARKET: No comparable comprehensive and accessible guide to the subject is currently available.
IDEAL FOR COURSE ADOPTION: Provides the perfect overview of how archaeology works, its key issues, and answers to abiding questions about our human past.
FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT: Features 650 full-color illustrations and rich historical timelines that help bring the complete story of human civilization to life.
Marketing: Outreach to major archaeology, social science, and history sites and organizations
Publicity: National media publicity campaign
National radio tour
Blog and social media outreach