'Oliver is an evocative storyteller, vividly bringing his tales to life' BBC History
From Genghis Khan's domination on earth to Armstrong's first steps on the moon, discover the 100 moments that defined humanity and shaped our world forever.
Neil Oliver takes us on a whistle-stop tour around the world and through a million years to give us this unique and invaluable grasp of how human history pieces together.
From the east to the west, north to south, these 100 moments act like stepping ston
Longlisted for the RUNCIMAN AWARD, 2021
Medicine is one of the great fields of achievement of the Ancient Greeks. Hippocrates is celebrated worldwide as the father of medicine and the Hippocratic Oath is admired throughout the medical profession as a founding statement of ethics and ideals. In the fifth century BC, Greeks even wrote of medicine as a newly discovered craft they had invented.
Robin Lane Fox's remarkable book puts their invention of medicine in a wider context, from the epic poe
'A lyrical meditation on landscapes and cities, vivid reportage and a memoir. And also a beautifully realised and moving read.' Financial Times
'A beguiling mix of history, geology, folklore and memoir that captivated me from the first page.' Lara Maiklem, author of Mudlarking
What secrets lie beneath a city?
Tom Chivers follows hidden pathways, explores lost islands and uncovers the geological mysteries that burst up through the pavement and bubble to the surface of our streets. From Roman
This text introduces the archaeology of Native North Americans to a new generation of students and laypeople who demand more than stereotypes and sterile facts. Not just an evolutionary outline, this book presents a rich cultural history and a series of interrelated narratives about a continent's people over 15,000 years.
This book examines the interplay between astronomy and dynastic power in the course of ancient Egyptian history, focusing on the fundamental role of astronomy in the creation of the pyramids and the monumental temple and burial complexes. Bringing to bear the analytical tools of archaeoastronomy, a set of techniques and methods that enable modern scholars to better understand the thought, religion and science of early civilizations, Giulio Magli provides in-depth analyses of the pyramid complex
This book provides a short, readable introduction to historical archaeology, which focuses on modern history in all its fascinating regional, cultural, and ethnic diversity. Accessibly covering key methods and concepts, including fundamental theories and principles, the history of the field, and basic definitions, Historical Archaeology also includes a practical look at career prospects for interested readers. Orser discusses central topics of archaeological research such as time and space, sur
Covers the last 2000 years in Southern Africa. This work outlines essential topics such as settlement organisation, stonewalled patterns, ritual residues, long-distance trade and ancient mining. It also presents a comprehensive culture-history sequence through ceramic analyses, showing distributions, stylistic types and characteristic pieces.
Part of a series of short books on South Africa's World Heritage Sites, this guide to Sterkfontein provides an overview of the geological and fossil history of the Sterkfontein Valley. It also presents the remarkable record contained in the Sterkfontein Caves, comprising thousands of animal, plant and hominid fossils.
Between AD 900 and 1300, the Shashe-Limpopo basin in Limpopo Province witnessed the development of an ancient civilisation. Like civilisations everywhere, it consisted of a complex social organisation supported by intensive agriculture and long-distance trade.