FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Paths to the Ancient Past has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc... All Day Low Prices!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Paths to the Ancient Past Paperback – January 1, 1967

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
$4.39 $0.01

Narrative Nonfiction
Discover captivating leaders and go inside pivotal moments in history with these compelling works of nonfiction. Learn more
$21.95 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press (January 1, 1967)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0029166306
  • ISBN-13: 978-0029166307
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,335,532 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
If you have a chance to get a copy of this book, do so. It is a powerful read about the history of archaeology.
It tracks the great explorers and philologists (scholars of languages) who made the great discoveries and translated the ancient writings from around the world.

Reading just a few pages filled me with so much vital information about the great men and great discoveries that
the few dollars I paid for my used copy in a bookstore will never be regretted.

[And to think that I almost did not buy it!]

It was the chapter on the Deciphering of ancient languages that first caught my attention.
Those lovely illustrations of the Cuneiform Script from Sumeria just could not be passed over.
The information on their Deciphering captivated me so that I felt like a giddy little schoolboy.

I do not know archaeologists by name, so Tom B. Jones is unknown to me, but reading his account of the
"Application of the Historical Method to Ancient History" has filled me with renewed wonder.

Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Paths to the Ancient Past
This item: Paths to the Ancient Past
Price: $21.95
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com