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In the Beginning - Brian M. Fagan

HarperCollins, 1993, Hardback ..
Condition: Very Good+.

An Introduction to Archaeology. 7th Edition. Maps to the endpapers. From the author’s preface: “In the Beginning introduces the history and methods of archaeology and its significance today I discuss archaeological concepts and procedures and show how archaeologists describe cultures as part of time and space to interpret the prehistoric past. One objective in this book is to provide a comprehensive summary of the field for people who have little or no experience with it. A second objective is to alert you to a major crisis facing archaeology in our time. All archaeological sites are finite records of the past; once destroyed, they can never be replaced. But treasure hunting by individuals and an explosive increase in the construction of buildings, roads, dams, and the like have destroyed thousands of archaeological sites all over the world. Without access to intact sites, we cannot possibly complete a picture of the human past.”

Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 598
ISBN: 0673521346

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