Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

Paul G. Bahn
This entertaining Very Short Introduction reflects the enduring popularity of archaeology-a subject which appeals as a pastime, career, and academic discipline, encompasses the whole globe, and surveys 2.5 million years. From deserts to jungles, from deep caves to mountain tops, from pebble tools to satellite photographs, from excavation to abstract theory, archaeology interacts with nearly every other discipline in its attempts to reconstruct the past.


Reviewed: 2019-04-20
PLEASE don't use this as your beginner's guide to archaeology. I've read some of Bahn's Cambridge book on prehistoric art, and i thought that was a little unprofessional in tone, but this book certainly takes the cake. I cannot imagine why he was chosen to write the VSI to Archaeology, it's an utter travesty. It's petty, mean, immature, and hardly gives any relevant details to the field of archaeology for a beginner student or a lay person. PLEASE Avoid this book.
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