Download e-book for iPad: Archaeology: Discovering the Past by John Orna-Ornstein

By John Orna-Ornstein

ISBN-10: 0714130060

ISBN-13: 9780714130064

Common font archaeology will be defined because the examine of every thing some time past. humans, animals, vegetation, climate, struggle, peace, nutrition, garments, paintings, structure, ideals and concepts - you identify it, and a few archaeologists, someplace, are learning it. they're on their knees in a muddy trench painstakingly uncovering a pot, or a few human bones. they're working the main cutting-edge laptop gear, CAT scanners and electron scanning microscopes or they are surveying the floor from planes. they're in a museum, conscientiously cataloguing the main helpful - or traditional! - relics of the prior. This ebook goals to express the significance, the range and the buzz of archaeology.

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The words on it read 'I am the badge of Phanes'. This suggests that many people who used coins like this could read. CHAMPOLLION (1790-1832) For many centuries visitors to Egypt were puzzled by the strange picture writing that they found on monuments and tombs. In 1799 a slab of dark stone was found near Rosetta (modern Rashid). The 'Rosetta Stone' became famous because in 1822 it enabled a young Frenchman, Jean Francois Champollion, to unravel the mystery of hieroglyphic writing. There was an inscription on the stone, carved in three different sorts of writing - hieroglyphic, demotic (another sort of Egyptian script) and Greek.

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Some types of food, such as oysters, produce a lot of waste. Others, and especially plants, are not normally preserved. Some of the most important food remains are so small that they are invisible to the naked eye. Tiny crystals called phytoliths often survive even when plants have rotted away. They can provide clues about how food was harvested and cooked. A huge pile of oyster shells. Amazingly, all of these oysters would only have provided the same amount of food as a single deer. Human remains This CAT scan of an ancient Egyptian female mummy shows that the woman had only two teeth left when she died.

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