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

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

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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

Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning author Philip Ardagh is the author of The Grunts. He is probably best known for his Grubtown Tales, but he is author of over 100 books. He is a ‘regular irregular’ reviewer of children’s books for The Guardian, and is currently developing a series for television. Philip Ardagh is two metres tall with a ridiculously big, bushy beard and size sixteen feet, making him an instantly recognisable figure at literary festivals around the world. He lives in a seaside town in Kent with his wife and two cats.

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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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