The Archaeologist's Handbook The Insiders' Guide to Digging Up the Past by Philip Ardagh
  

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The Archaeologist's Handbook The Insiders' Guide to Digging Up the Past by Philip Ardagh

The Archaeologists' Handbook takes a look at the role of archaeologists from the discovery of an artefact or archaeological site to the identification, dating, preservation, restoration, and understanding of what has been found. This book looks at everything from the most basic archaeological techniques to the latest technological advances used to assist the modern archaeologist; all explained in Ardagh's inimitable and amusing style. The various branches of archaeology are explained, and it is shown how archaeologists with different skills and expertise work together with experts from other fields - including geologists, biologists and those all-important historians - to help create a better understanding of our ancestors, whatever part of the world they might have lived in. With a glossary of terms in the back, and a section on the stories behind the most famous discoveries, this is a must for amateur archaeologists, young and old.

About the Author

Philip Ardagh is a prolific writer who has been published in 40 countries around the world. His titles include the bestselling Eddie Dickens trilogy, High in the Clouds, co-written with Paul McCartney, and Stinking Rich and Just Plain Stinky, the winner of the 2009 Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He stands two metres tall with a most impressive beard, and lives in a seaside town with his wife and two cats. Find him on twitter and instagram as .

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
128 pages
Interest Age: from 9 to 11

Author

Philip Ardagh
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Author's Website

www.philipardagh.co.uk/

Publisher

Faber & Faber

Publication date

17th June 2002

ISBN

9780571206872


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