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H 245 x W 175 mm

234 pages

Illustrated in black and white throughout with 7 colour plates

Published Feb 2016

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784913014

Digital: 9781784913021

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Archaeological science; autobiography; biography; history of archaeology

Archaeological Lives

A Faith in Archaeological Science: Reflections on a Life

By Don Brothwell

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This is the first memoir by an internationally known archaeological scientist, written with humour and a critical concern to understand the nature of his life and that of our species. It provides a very readable account of a life embracing field and laboratory work from Orkney to Egypt and Mongolia to Peru.



Introducing a Life; Childhood, Family and Education; War, Peace and Prison; Bog People and Other Friends; From Rocks to Protons; Bones, Teeth and People; The Nature and Antiquity of Diseases; Peoples and Places; Character Parts in a History; Aspects of the Emotions; Conclusions on a Life; Bibliography