Bigger Than History

Bigger Than History Why Archaeology Matters

Paperback (02 Jul 2020) | English

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Synopsis

Why does archaeology matter? How does studying prehistory help us understand climate change? How can archaeological discoveries challenge contemporary assumptions about gender? How has archaeology been used and misused to support political and nationalist agendas - and how can it help build a more diverse and inclusive picture of our world by examining the people left out of written history?

Brian Fagan and Nadia Durrani address these and other questions, exploring how archaeology's long-term perspective offers unique views into the most challenging issues facing the world today. With examples from around the globe - including a female Viking burial in Sweden, controversies over the discovery of the Kingdom of Mapungubwe in Southern Africa, and newly discovered ancient farming techniques in South America - Bigger Than History explores how the search for the past continues to inform our understanding of the present.

Book information

ISBN: 9780500295083
Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd
Imprint: Thames and Hudson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 930.1
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 232g
Height: 140mm
Width: 209mm
Spine width: 12mm