Archaeology is Rubbish: A Beginner's Guide by Sir Tony Robinson

Archaeology is Rubbish: A Beginner's Guide by Sir Tony Robinson

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This is a manual to encourage those with an interest in digging, but equally it should amuse and engage those whose archaeological ambitions are limited to turning the pages of this book. It is the story of a fantasy dig the readers undertake in their back garden.

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This is a manual to encourage those with an interest in digging, but equally it should amuse and engage those whose archaeological ambitions are limited to turning the pages of this book. It is the story of a fantasy dig the readers undertake in their back garden. Eventually they come down on the remains of a Roman villa. What began as a piece of keyhole archaeology is, by the end of the book, a massive site complete with mechanical diggers and dumper trucks. Intervening chapters highlight various aspects of the dig in order to tell the history of the discipline of archaeology from the earliest looters of pyramids to the 21st century. Later chapters explore modern archaeological techniques like geophysics, DNA testing, osteo-archaeology, tree-dating and environmental technology.

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SKU GOR001574510
Title Archaeology is Rubbish: A Beginner's Guide
Author By (author) Sir Tony Robinson
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2003
Number of Pages 216
ISBN 10 0752215302
ISBN 13 9780752215303
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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This is a manual to encourage those with an interest in digging, but equally it should amuse and engage those whose archaeological ambitions are limited to turning the pages of this book. It is the story of a fantasy dig the readers undertake in their back garden. Eventually they come down on the remains of a Roman villa. What began as a piece of keyhole archaeology is, by the end of the book, a massive site complete with mechanical diggers and dumper trucks. Intervening chapters highlight various aspects of the dig in order to tell the history of the discipline of archaeology from the earliest looters of pyramids to the 21st century. Later chapters explore modern archaeological techniques like geophysics, DNA testing, osteo-archaeology, tree-dating and environmental technology.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001574510
Title Archaeology is Rubbish: A Beginner's Guide
Author By (author) Sir Tony Robinson
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2003
Number of Pages 216
ISBN 10 0752215302
ISBN 13 9780752215303
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No