By Joe Flatman
Archaeology is extra renowned than ever. television and movie have made it look available and interesting, and the variety of budding amateurs is at the upward thrust, as is govt help for archaeological tasks on an international scale. From cash and combs to battlefields and plantations, archaeologist Joe Flatman offers an incisive advent to the perform of archaeology. via comparative case stories he demonstrates how the archaeological attitude unearths unforeseen truths in regards to the newest phenomena. all of sudden a landfill website can reveal extra approximately our consuming conduct than we may well wish to admit, and airports develop into websites as fascinating and intricate because the cities and villages they have been equipped over. Flatman additionally trains his eye at the destiny and divulges how archaeology might help us expect — or even hinder — the crises which are dealing with us this present day.
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