Surprisingly, as a voracious reader of numerous topic areas this is the first book (Archaeology: A very short introduction by Paul Bahn with illustrations by Bill Tidy) I have read in the “A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION SERIES.” I enjoyed reading this 118 page soft cover book so much that I intend to purchase more in this series.
In college I took many different social studies courses but I never studied Archaeology. This little fantastic volume provided a basic overview of the topic in an amusing and unique way. The illustrations were also funny at times. This book is organized into ten subjects’ areas which cover the following material: The origins and development of archaeology, making a date, technology, how did people live? How did people think? Settlement and society, how and why did things change? Minorities and sororities, presenting the past to the public, and the future of the past. There is also a further reading list and an index in this volume.
If you are seeking a surprisingly detailed short introduction to archaeology this is a book you should check out. I found it very informative and an enjoyable read.
Rating: 4 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: The Mighty Pen: Your self-defense friend: Tactical use of the pen for self-defense).
- Paperback: 136 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press UK; 2 edition (30 October 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0199657432
- ISBN-13: 978-0199657438
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 10.7 x 16.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 22.7 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 209,822 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)