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Published: 05 December 1996

864 Pages | 29 maps, 14 charts

7-1/2 x 9-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195076189

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The Oxford Companion to Archaeology

Edited by Brian M. Fagan

Oxford Companions

  • A major event in archaeological publications: this is a comprehensive, authoritative work covering a fast-moving, dynamic discipline
  • Fully global coverage
  • Indispensable for anyone interested in the past, whether amateur, archaeologist, historian, casual reader, or student
  • 700 essays on aspects of archaeology written by contributors from many nations
  • Up to date in all respects: covers recent archaeological discoveries like the Peruvian Lords of Sipan and the famous "Ice Man"
  • No direct competition: there is a blizzard of other books on archaeology, but the closest competition comes from Cambridge Encyclopedia of Archaeology, edited by Andrew Sheratt, which is more than 10 years old.
  • General editor is an extremely experienced and prolific writer for the general public--his books have been published world-wide. His most recent book for the general public is Time Detectives, published by S&S in 1995, a popular account of the impact of science on archaeology

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