Larousse encyclopedia of archaeology / general editor: Gilbert Charles-Picard ; translated from the French by Anne Ward.


New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [1972] .
ISBN 0600754512

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Standard Title Archéologie. English
Subjects Antiquities -- Encyclopedias.
Antiquities.
Archaeology -- Encyclopedias.
Archaeology.
Archéologie.
Extinct cities -- Encyclopedias.
Extinct cities.
Villes disparues, en ruines, etc.
Description 432 pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
Copyright Date [1972]
©1972
Notes Translation of L'archéologie.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-423) and index (pages 424-432).
Summary "[This book] surveys the whole world, not only the Near East and Greece and Rome, but also Europe, the Americas, and the Far East. . .The first part of the book, Archaeology at Work, defines and explores the field of archaeology. It discusses the survival of ancient relics, and reveals how sites for exploration can be located even when only the most tenuous evidence for their existence is available. Surveying, excavation, identification, attribution, dating, restoration, publication, and exhibition of discoveries--the authors explain these processes by which the great civilizations of the past as well as seemingly insignificant fragments of artifacts can be made to yield their secrets. The second part of the book, The Recovery of the Past, is devoted to the cultures and civilizations of former times, to the great cities, impressive monuments, gorgeous palaces, and fantastic tombs, concealed by the earth, ashes, or jungle, waiting through the centuries for a Schliemann, a Champollion, or a John Lloyd Stephens, or for the patient efforts of a dedicated research group, to bring them to light. Some 640 illustrations in color and monochrome illumine the pages of this work."
Contents [Part 1] Archaeology at work -- What is archaeology? / Gilbert Charles-Picard -- How monuments survive / Gilbert Charles-Picard -- How to locate a site / P. Courbin -- The excavation / P. Courbin -- Establishing dates / Gilbert Charles-Picard -- Restoration, exhibition and publication / Gilbert Charles-Picard -- [Part 2] The recovery of the past -- Prehistoric archaeology / L.-R. Nougier -- Western Asia before Alexander / M.-T. Barrelet -- The Nile valley / J. Leclant -- The Aegean world / C. Le Roy -- Classical Greece / O. Charles-Picard -- The Etruscans / R. Bloch -- The Romans / Gilbert Charles-Picard -- Europe in the Bronze and Iron Ages / J. Faviere -- The Americas / A. Laming-Emperaire -- India, Pakistan and Afghanistan / O. Viennot -- The Far East. South-east Asia / J. Boisselier ; China / N. Vandier-Nicolas.
Genre Encyclopedias.
Reference works.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)509338
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Charles-Picard, Gilbert.
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