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The Penguin Dictionary of Archaeology - Second Edition
Warwick Bray and David Trump
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The range of this dictionary is from the earliest prehistory to the civilizations before the rise of classical Greece and Rome. From the Abbevillian handaxe and the god Baal of the Canaanites to the Wisconsin and Würm glaciations of America and Europe, the Yang Shao culture of neolithic China and Zinjanthropus, the 'nutcracker man' of Africa, this dictionary concisely describes, in more than 1,600 entries with copious cross-references, the sites, cultures, periods, techniques, terms and personalities of archaeology.
With its world-wide coverage and numerous maps and figures, this book must prove an ideal companion for the growing number of amateur enthusiasts and a very useful aid for students in fields outside their own specialities.
About the Authors
Warwick Bray is Reader in Latin American Archaeology at London University. He received his MA and Ph.D. from St. John's College, Cambridge, and has taken part in excavations in Britain, Italy, Ecuador and the Columbian Andes, and spent a year in archaeological research in Sardinia. He has written Everyday Life of the Aztecs (1968) and The Gold of El Dorado (1978).
David Trump is Staff Tutor in Archaeology at the Cambridge University Board of Extra-mural Studies. He studied at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he received a BA, MA and Ph.D. He worked at Pembroke College on a Research Fellowship and was Curator of Archaeology at the National Museum of Malta for five years. He has worked on excavations in many countries. His other books are Central and Southern Italy before Rome and Skorba: The Prehistory of Malta (1966), and The Prehistory of the Mediterranean (1980).
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