Eyewitness to Discovery: First-Person Accounts of More Than Fifty of the World's Greatest Archaeological Discoveries

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  • Title: Eyewitness to Discovery: First-Person Accounts of More Than Fifty of the World's Greatest Archaeological Discoveries
  • Author: Brian M. Fagan
  • ISBN: 9780195126518
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Paperback
Eyewitness to Discovery: First-Person Accounts of More Than Fifty of the World's Greatest Archaeological Discoveries

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Eyewitness to Discovery: First-Person Accounts of More Than Fifty of the World's Greatest Archaeological Discoveries

About “Brian M. Fagan

  • Brian M. Fagan

    Brian Murray Fagan born 1 August 1936 is a prolific author of popular archaeology books and a professor emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA Fagan was born in England where he received his childhood education at Rugby School He attended Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he studied archaeology and anthropology BA 1959, MA 1962, PhD 1965 He spent six years as Keeper of Prehistory at the Livingstone Museum in Zambia, Central Africa, and moved to the U.S.A in 1966 He was Visiting Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana, in 1966 67, and was appointed Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1967.Fagan is an archaeological generalist, with expertise in the broad issues of human prehistory He is the author or editor of 46 books, including seven widely used undergraduate college texts Fagan has contributed over 100 specialist papers to many national and international journals He is a Contributing Editor to American Archaeology and Discover Archaeology magazines, and formerly wrote a regular column for Archaeology Magazine He serves on the Editorial Boards of six academic and general periodicals and has many popular magazine credits, including Scientific American and Gentleman s Quarterly.Fagan has been an archaeological consultant for many organizations, including National Geographic Society, Time Life, Encyclop dia Britannica, and Microsoft Encarta He has lectured extensively about archaeology and other subjects throughout the world at many venues, including the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the National Geographic Society, the San Francisco City Lecture Program, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Getty Conservation Institute.In addition to extensive experience with the development of Public Television programs, Fagan was the developer writer of Where in time is Carmen San Diego, an NPR series in 1984 86 He has worked as a consultant for the BBC, RKO, and many Hollywood production companies on documentaries In 1995 he was Senior Series Consultant for Time Life Television s Lost Civilizations series.Fagan was awarded the 1996 Society of Professional Archaeologists Distinguished Service Award for his untiring efforts to bring archaeology in front of the public He also received a Presidential Citation Award from the Society for American Archaeology in 1996 for his work in textbook, general writing and media activities He received the Society s first Public Education Award in 1997.He has written many critiques of contemporary archaeology and has advocated non traditional approaches, as well as writing extensively on the role of archaeology in contemporary society His approach is a melding of different theoretical approaches, which focuses on the broad issues of human prehistory and the past He is a strong advocate of multidisciplinary approaches to such issues as climate change in the past Over the years, he has written a series of well known textbooks that provide accurate summaries of the latest advances in archaeological method and theory and world prehistory These are designed for beginners and avoid both confusing jargon and major theoretical discussion, which is inappropriate at this basic level His approach melds traditional cultural history with recent approaches, with a major emphasis on writing historical narrative using archaeological data and sources from other disciplines Fagan is also well known for his public lectures on a wide variety of archaeological and historical topics, delivered to a broad range of archaeological and non archaeological audiences.Additional information at.



124 thoughts on “Eyewitness to Discovery: First-Person Accounts of More Than Fifty of the World's Greatest Archaeological Discoveries

  • Choppy, oddly edited, and oddly arranged collection of excerpts Contrary to the promise in the title, several excerpts are not first person The author s introductions vary widely in writing quality and factual help Meager illustrations, muddy reproduction Still, there are two excerpts by female archaeologists I had never heard of, and I read the book cover to cover.


  • A beautiful book with incredible and little known archaeological discoveries across all continents Not only one of my favorite History Books but one of my favorite books of all time.


  • It loses a star for the unnecessary, smug comments from the author about the incompatibility of Catholicism and science I m guessing the Pontifical Academy of Archaeology doesn t exist That being said, it s a great collection of primary sources The writing styles from the discoverers vary from thrilling to tedious, but they re all worth trying.



  • This seems to be about the people who made the discoveries and not about the discoveries them selves Which is what I was interested in.



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