Synopses & Reviews
Discover the world of archeology -- how to piece together civilizations of the past. Here is a spectacular and informative new guide to the fascinating world of archaeology. Superb, full-color photographs of bronzes, buildings, paintings, and pottery offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the world's great civilizations. See a loaf of bread preserved for 2000 years, the first human skeleton ever discovered, a corroded cannon from a shipwreck, an Iron Age roundhouse, and a reconstructed helmet made of gold, silver and bronze. Learn about carbon dating, how to tell the difference between a fake and the real thing, why tombs were plundered, how erosion destroys buildings and the secrets behind standing stones. Discover where the world's first iron bridge was built, the importance of shell middens, how a dig is organized, a "ghost ship's" impression in the sand and how rescue evacuations are carried out, and much, much more!
The folks at DK have almost singlehandedly rejuvenated if not reinvented the often moribund world of non-fiction books for children. [Eyewitness series] (Newsweek)
...a mini museum between the covers of a book. [Eyewitness series] (The New York Times)
These books' striking visual impact will draw in even the most casual readers. [Eyewitness series] (School Library Journal)
Discover the extraordinary world of archeology - and the fascinating techniques used to piece together civilizations of the past.