Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology

Three Stones Make a Wall The Story of Archaeology From the bestselling author of B C a comprehensive history of archaeology from its amateur beginnings to the cutting edge science it is today In Howard Carter peered into Tutankhamun s tomb

  • Title: Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology
  • Author: Eric H. Cline
  • ISBN: 9780691166407
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the bestselling author of 1177 B.C a comprehensive history of archaeology from its amateur beginnings to the cutting edge science it is today.In 1922, Howard Carter peered into Tutankhamun s tomb for the first time, the only light coming from the candle in his outstretched hand Urged to tell what he was seeing through the small opening he had cut in the door to thFrom the bestselling author of 1177 B.C a comprehensive history of archaeology from its amateur beginnings to the cutting edge science it is today.In 1922, Howard Carter peered into Tutankhamun s tomb for the first time, the only light coming from the candle in his outstretched hand Urged to tell what he was seeing through the small opening he had cut in the door to the tomb, the Egyptologist famously replied, I see wonderful things Carter s fabulous discovery is just one of the many spellbinding stories told in Three Stones Make a Wall.Written by Eric Cline, an archaeologist with than thirty seasons of excavation experience, Three Stones Make a Wall traces the history of archaeology from an amateur pursuit to the cutting edge science it is today by taking the reader on a tour of major archaeological sites and discoveries, from Pompeii to Petra, Troy to the Terracotta Warriors, and Mycenae to Megiddo and Masada Cline brings to life the personalities behind these digs, including Heinrich Schliemann, the former businessman who excavated Troy, and Mary Leakey, whose discoveries advanced our understanding of human origins The discovery of the peoples and civilizations of the past is presented in vivid detail, from the Hittites and Minoans to the Inca, Aztec, and Moche Along the way, the book addresses the questions archaeologists are asked most often How do you know where to dig How are excavations actually done How do you know how old something is Who gets to keep what is found Taking readers from the pioneering digs of the eighteenth century to the exciting new discoveries being made today, Three Stones Make a Wall is a lively and essential introduction to the story of archaeology.

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    About "Eric H. Cline"

    1. Eric H. Cline

      DR ERIC H CLINE is the former Chair of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and current Director of the Capitol Archaeological Institute at The George Washington University A National Geographic Explorer and Fulbright scholar with degrees from Dartmouth, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania, he is an active field archaeologist with 30 seasons of excavation and survey experience in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Cyprus, Greece, Crete, and the United States, including ten seasons at the site of Megiddo biblical Armageddon in Israel from 1994 2014, and seven seasons at Tel Kabri, where he currently serves as Co Director A three time winner of the Biblical Archaeology Society s Best Popular Book on Archaeology Award 2001, 2009, and 2011 and a popular lecturer who has appeared frequently on television documentaries, he has also won national and local awards for both his research and his teaching He is the author or editor of 18 books, almost 100 articles, and three recorded 14 lecture courses His previous books written specifically for the general public include The Battles of Armageddon Megiddo and the Jezreel Valley from the Bronze Age to the Nuclear Age 2000 , Jerusalem Besieged From Ancient Canaan to Modern Israel 2004 , From Eden to Exile Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible 2007 , Biblical Archaeology A Very Short Introduction 2009 , The Trojan War A Very Short Introduction 2013 , 1177 BC The Year Civilization Collapsed 2014 , and Three Stones Make a Wall The Story of Archaeology 2017 He has also co authored a children s book on Troy, entitled Digging for Troy 2011 For a video of his Last Lecture talk, go to vimeo 7091059.

    794 thoughts on “Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology”

    1. Quick, accessible, entertaining book about the work of archaeology and some of its most spectacular finds. The discovery of King Tut's tomb is an outlier, with the dramatic reveal and stores of pristine artifacts. While Cline devotes much of the book to these spectacular finds, the most intriguing stuff is his introduction to the field 'as it is', and the basic questions people ask - "How do you know where to dig? How do you dig? How old is this? How do you know that? Do you keep what you find?" [...]


    2. This book is for anyone who wishes they had pursued a career in archeology. In a readable format this book provides the history of archeology, as well as explanations about how sites are located, the excavation process and the latest methods technology is aiding the scientists. It is concise and interesting. I now feel ready to volunteer.



    3. Three Stones Make a Wall is an overview of a lot of different archaeological sites and how archaeology is actually done there, and how it has been done in the past. It only glancingly deals with sites about which whole books can or should be written, but it does so by highlighting everything that’s so fascinating about them, and it definitely whetted my appetite for more. It’s easy to read and not technical at all, and if you have read specialist books on any of the digs mentioned — Schlie [...]


    4. Una narración entretenidísima, historias curiosas, entornos maravillosos y solo un par de pegas. Me han faltado imágenes, hay poquísimas, y que el libro hubiera sido revisado. He encontrado palabras mal escritas y, al principio sobre todo, alguna frase traducida de forma rara. No me ha molestado, pero en un libro de esta temática, al que se presupone una cierta calidad, no se puede permitir eso.Eso sí, me ha encantado. :)


    5. I enjoyed reading this. it covers quite a lot of different places. however I would have liked photos as it was hard to imagine some of the lesser known locations


    6. Feel I just finished the lecture series for "Archaeology 101" at GWU. Liked the professor; clear, knowledgeable and entertaining.


    7. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book about archaeology. In addition to learning about many fascinating ancient cultures, Cline was able to add a refreshing bit of humor to the subject. I often found myself Googling the places he was talking about, and often wish books like these had some sort of online companion with pictures of the places and objects that were discussed, as well as to illustrate some of the more technical concepts in archaeology.Cline also explored issues pertinent to modern [...]


    8. I thought this was an outstanding and interesting explanation of archaeology and update on recent discoveries and new interpretations, as well as techniques, delivered for nonspecialists like myself, who nonetheless have always been fascinated with the field. When I was about eight I did a huge dig in my backyard. I like visiting active digs and chatting with the archaeologists. They had an interesting dig a few years back around the corner from where I worked. I learned a lot, altered some outd [...]


    9. This is a very good intro to archaeology, with a chapter on just about every interesting site. The "Digging Deeper" chapters are particularly informative - "How Do You Know Where to Dig?", "How Do You Know How to Dig?", "How Old Is This and Why Is It Preserved?" and "Do You Get To Keep What You Find?".


    10. This is a brilliant book. It gives an overview of the history of archaeology, many of its famous discoveries and sites, the methods and hows and whys of the craft, etc. etc all in a very clear and enjoyable style. I could not put it down… The book is further enlivened with some personal anecdotes of Professor Cline.


    11. Excellent survey of archaeology. Covers its major past discoveries around the world, the archaeologists who were primarily responsible for those discoveries, and the methodology used by archaeologists in deciding where to dig and how to dig a site. The locales covered range from Egypt to South America, and the Arabian Peninsula to Turkey and Greece.


    12. It's well written, and a good book for wanna-be historians or archaeologists who want to geek out, while avoiding getting into the weeds. My only complaint is that the examples (such as King Tut's tomb) are well-worn. While that allows Cline to build on prior knowledge, it also means it gets boring in places. I would have much preferred less common examples.


    13. This is a great history about archeology. I thoroughly enjoyed the evolution of discovery and current methods used. Many have been discarded and some, sifting, on your knees day after day, year after year remain the same. It brings a lot of theories of civilizations up to date.


    14. Covers a lot of world archaeology at a very basic level. It is good for what it is. Very readable, originally apparently intended as a beginning textbook. Not for anyone beyond the basic interest in archaeology.


    15. A wonderfully written look at archaeology, including examples from around the world and short discussions on techniques and objectives of archaeology and archaeologists. Anyone interested in archaeology should pick this book up, it is well worth the read!



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