Interpreting Archaeology: What Archaeological Discoveries Reveal about the Past (Hardcover)
From Stonehenge to Tutankhamun's tomb, this highly visual full-color hardback traces the history of civilization through crucial archaeological discoveries.Highlighting both famous and lesser-known digs, Interpreting Archaeology takes readers on a journey around the world, revealing the reasons for the Eastern Roman Empire's survival; what life was like in Tudor London or Mughal Delhi; and the legacies of revolutions and wars. Stunning full-color photography breathes life into these fascinating histories, along with an in-depth timeline and useful feature boxes. Includes:
- Neolithic period: hominins, early tools, Neanderthals
- Bronze Age: the pyramids of Giza, Mesoamerica, the Shang Dynasty
- Iron Age: the Terracotta Army, African ironworking, the Great Wall of China
- The Roman Empire: Caesar's army, amphitheatres, the Roman villas
- The Medieval World: feudalism, castles, Easter Island
- The Archaeology of Modernity Culminating in an assessment of what the archaeologist of the future might find themselves searching for, this insightful review of the part that archaeology plays in our study of our own history shows how valuable lessons can be learnt and have an impact on our lives today.
Dr Neil Faulkner is a Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, Co-editor of Past Worlds magazine, editor of Military History Matters and Co-director of the Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project (in Norfolk, England). He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA) in 2008. He has been excavating an Anglo-Saxon site at Sedgeford in Norfolk since 1996 with the Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project (SHARP). In 2016, he completed a ten-year field project looking at the military campaigns of Lawrence of Arabia in southern Jordan (the Great Arab Revolt Project). The author of many articles and numerous academic papers, his ten books include The Decline and Fall of Roman Britain, A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics, and Digging Sedgeford: A People's Archaeology. Faulkner appears frequently on television, both at home and abroad. His TV work includes Channel Four's Time Team, BBC2's Timewatch, and Sky Atlantic's The British.