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Discovery! Unearthing the New Treasures of Archaeology

ISBN-10: 0500051496
ISBN-13: 9780500051498
Edition: 2007
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Description: New archaeological treasures and finds that reshape our view of the past, recounted by the discoverers themselves. An unprecedented look inside contemporary archaeology,Discovery!reveals the most exciting, significant, and astonishing finds from  More...

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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 10/17/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

New archaeological treasures and finds that reshape our view of the past, recounted by the discoverers themselves. 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 contributions 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 scientists from America, Britain, China, France, Germany, Italy, 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. 295 illustrations and photographs, 290 in color.

Contributors
World Map
Archaeology Now: New Finds and Fresh Perspectives
Discoveries from the Ice Age
New Evidence from Africa: Rewriting the Story of Human Origins
The Mystery of the Skulls from Dmanisi, Georgia
The First Europeans and the Pit of the Bones at Atapuerca, Spain
Boxgrove: The Oldest Human Fossils in Britain
The 'Hobbit': An Unknown Human Relative?
Tombs, Graves and Mummies
The Iceman: A 5,000-Year-Old Murder Victim?
The Amesbury Archer and the Boscombe Bowmen: Men of Stonehenge
New Revelations from the Pyramids of Giza
The Tomb of Tutankhamun's Mother? An 18th Dynasty Chamber in the Valley of the Kings
Pharaoh's Children: The Tomb of the Sons of Ramesses II in the Valley of the Kings
New Kingdom Tombs at Saqqara
Where the living Feasted with the Dead: The Royal Tombs of Qatna, Syria
The Royal Tombs of Nimrud, Iraq: The Treasures of Assyrian Queens
The Great Ryzhanovka Barrow: An Intact Burial of a Scythian Nobleman
The Valley of the Golden Mummies, Egypt
Bodies from the Bog: New Insights into life and Death in Pagan Celtic Ireland
Warriors, Musicians and Acrobats at the Tomb of the First Emperor of China
The Spitalfields Lady: The Finest Roman Grave Ever Found in London
Moche Tombs at Dos Cabezas, Peru
Power and Prestige: Middle Sican Elite Tombs of North Coastal Peru
The Red Queen and Other New Maya Tombs
Chachapoya: Mummies in the Cloud Forest of Peru
Inca Mummies: Child Sacrifice on Andean Peaks
The Prittlewell Prince: An Anglo-Saxon Royal Burial
Treasures of Ancient Art
At the Origins of Art: New Discoveries of Decorated Caves
Black Pharaohs: A Cachette of Statues from Kerma, Sudan
A Celtic Warrior Prince from Glauberg, Germany
Artistic Splendours from the Greek and Roman World
Turkey's Pompeii: The Magnificent Mosaics of Zeuqrna
The Maize God and the Mythology of Kings: Maya Paintings at San Bartolo, Guatemala
Torcs, Coins and Gold Cups: Ancient Hoards from Britain
The Hoxne Treasure: A Late Roman Hoard
Spillings: The World's Biggest Viking Silver Hoard
Portraits in Pottery: Ceramic Vessels from Lake Titicaca
Statues of the Buddha from Qingzhou, China
Lost Cities
Caral: The Oldest Civilization in Peru and the Americas
Pyramid City, Giza
Jinsha: Changing the Map of Ancient China
Towards a New Jerusalem
Saxon London, Concealed Beneath the City Streets
Jamestown: The Fort that was the Birthplace of the United States of America
Enigmas of Ritual and Religion
Carved Creatures from the Dawn of Agriculture: Gobekli Tepe, Turkey
Secrets Revealed at Britain's Henges
The Nebra Sky Disc: The Oldest Representation of the Heavens
Helmets and War-Trumpets: A Ritual Hoard from Tintignac, France
Symbols of Religion and Power: The Pyramid of the Moon, Teotihuacan
Moche Ritual Sacrifice at Huaca de la Luna, Peru
Discoveries from the Deep
The World's Oldest Boats, from Abydos, Egypt
Alexandria Underwater: Greek Cities Beneath the Sea in Egypt
The Ancient Port and Ships of Pisa
HMS Pandora: The Ship Sent to Find the Bounty Mutineers
Submarine and Ironclad: American Civil War Wrecks
Scientific Discoveries
DNA and Archaeology
Ice Ages, Floods and Droughts: The Impact of Climate Change in the Past
Ancient Wine and Beer
Medical Science and Archaeology
Ancient Writing: Early Hieroglyphs from Abydos, Egypt
Ancient Writing: Biblical Inscriptions
Ancient Writing: China's 'Dead Sea Scrolls'
Ancient Writing: New Advances in Maya Decipherment
Ancient Writing: Deciphering the Knotted Strings of the Incas
The Cascajal Block: The New World's Oldest Writing
Further Reading
Sources of Illustrations
Index

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