"An ambitious book....Some of these accounts are as thrilling as a detective story...one or two are full of a strange, astonished poetry...others are full of gold."--The Economist
"Brian Fagan is one of the most successful popularizers of archaeology, and has a reputation for being both interesting and accurate....[these] stories are still fresh and lively today....But there is more than mere entertainment here, and Fagan sets out to educate as well as to amuse."--Nature
About the Author
About the Editor:
Brian M. Fagan is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of The Adventure of Archaeology and The Rape of the Nile, and is a Contributing Editor for Archaeology magazine.