Paul G. Bahn könyvei a rukkolán
Paul G. Bahn - Wonderful Things
Nothing is more evocative of past civilizations than the hoards of treasure that are found by archaeologists. Many come from tombs and burial chambers, but they have been found too in sunken wrecks and underwater cities, in shrines and temples and royal palaces the world over. Paul Bahn and his team tell us of the extraordinary treasures, and of the equally extraordinary men and women who spent their lives on quests for the unknown.
Paul G. Bahn - Tombs, Graves and Mummies
Bodies and graves present a unique and exciting aspect of archaeology, providing much information about social status through the quality and quantity of goods found in graves and tombs. This book surveys the great variety of this archaeological form from around the world, from the earliest fossil humans to the royal burials of Ur and the victims of the Battle of Little Bighorn, and explores what it is they have to tell us about the lives and deaths of our ancestors.
Paul G. Bahn - Prehistoric Rock Art
Paul G. Bahn provides a richly illustrated overview of prehistoric rock art and cave art from around the world. Summarizing the recent advances in our understanding of this extraordinary visual record, he discusses new discoveries, new approaches to recording and interpretation, and current problems in conservation. Bahn focuses in particular on current issues in the interpretation of rock art, notably the 'shamanic' interpretation that has been influential in recent years and that he refutes. This book is based on the Rhind Lectures that the author delivered for the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 2006.
Paul G. Bahn - Prehistoric Art
Beautifully illustrated in colour with many rare and unique photographs, prints, and drawings, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Prehistoric Art presents the first balanced and truly world-wide survey of prehistoric art. The book also offers the first detailed account of how the world of scholarship became aware of the existence of prehistoric art, reproducing the very earliest drawings by explorers and surveyors from the 1600s onwards to create a unique pictorial as well as discursive resource. With this powerful combination of illustration and analysis, Paul Bahn describes what prehistoric art is and the different ways in which it can shed light on the lives and preoccupations of our ancestors: sexual, humorous, social, economic, and religious.
Paul G. Bahn - The Bluffer's Guide to Archaeology
Be an instant expert on archaeology and bluff your way with anyone who digs around in the subject. No studying required, just a sense of humor. From "Coprolite Analysts" to the "Leakeys", the Bluffers Guide to Archaeology equips you with all you need to know to reveal that you know more than most. Bluffer's Guides is a series of snappy little books containing facts, jargon, and all you need to know for instant expertise.
Paul G. Bahn - Jean Vertut - Journey Through the Ice Age
Some of the oldest art in the world is the subject of this riveting and beautiful book. Paul Bahn and Jean Vertut explore carved objects and wall art discoveries from the Ice Age, covering the period from 300,000 B.P. to 10,000 B.P., and their collaboration marks a signal event for archaeologists and lay readers alike. Utilizing the most modern analytical techniques in archaeology, Bahn presents new accounts of Russian caves only recently opened to foreign specialists; the latest discoveries from China and Brazil; European cave finds at Cosquer, Chauvet, and Covaciella; and the recently discovered sites in Australia. He also studies sites in Africa, India, and the Far East. Included are the only photographic images of many caves that are now closed to protect their fragile environments. A separate chapter in the book examines art fakes and forgeries and relates how such deceptions have been exposed. The beliefs and preoccupations of Paleolithic peoples resonate throughout this book: the importance of the hunt and the magic and shamanism surrounding it, the recording of the seasons, the rituals of sex and fertility, the cosmology and associated myths. Yet enigmas and mysteries emerge as well, particularly as new analytical techniques raise new questions and cast doubt on our earlier suppositions. A comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of all that has been discovered about Ice Age art, Bahn and Vertut's book offers a visually rich link with the past.
Paul G. Bahn - The Complete Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Archaeology
A remarkable photographic journey around the world's major ancient sites from Stonehenge to the Pyramids at Giza and from Tenochtitlan to the Lascaux Cave in France. Learn how the greatest archaeological discoveries were made and find out about the characters who made them, with over 500 images.
Paul G. Bahn - Images of the Ice Age
Images of the Ice Age, here in its third edition, is the most complete study available of the world's earliest imagery, presenting a fascinating and up-to-date account of the art of our Ice Age ancestors. Authoritative and wide-ranging, it covers not only the magnificent cave art of famous sites such as Lascaux, Altamira, and Chauvet, but also other less well-known sites around the world, art discovered in the open air, and the thousands of incredible pieces of portable art in bone, antler, ivory, and stone produced in the same period. In doing so, the book summarizes all the major worldwide research into Ice Age art both past and present, exploring the controversial history of the art's discovery and acceptance, including the methods used for recording and dating, the faking of decorated objects and caves, and the wide range of theories that have been applied to this artistic corpus. Lavishly illustrated and highly accessible, Images of the Ice Age provides a visual feast and an absorbing synthesis of this crucial aspect of human history, offering a unique opportunity to appreciate universally important works of art, many of which can never be accessible to the public, and which represent the very earliest evidence of artistic expression.
Paul G. Bahn - Lost Cities
The sites of lost or abandoned cities present a unique and exciting aspect in archeology. They provide a tangiable link with ancestors, illuminating how and where they chose to live and in what degree of sophistication. This book surveys the remains of cities from all over the world, disclosing what was left behind,and what these remains can tell us about the inhabitants - their lifestyles, ceremonies, beliefs and societies.
Paul G. Bahn - A régészet világatlasza
Több mint egy évszázadnyi fáradságos régészeti kutatás méltó megünneplése ez a könyv. Nemcsak arról számol be mindenki számára érthető módon, amit már tudunk, hanem azt is sejtetni engedi, amit a közeljövőben nagy valószínűséggel meg fogunk tudni. A 20. században több olyan szenzációs régészeti felfedezésnek lehettünk szemtanúi, amelyek alaposan átalakították bennünk a múltról alkotott képet. Ez a részletes és tudományos igénnyel megrajzolt térképekben bővelkedő kiadvány már azt az új történetet beszéli el, amely a legújabb felfedezések nyomán született az emberiség múltjáról. A könyvből nyomon követhetjük, hogyan alakult át a nomád vadászó-gyűjtögető és gazdálkodó csoportok társadalma jól szervezett birodalmakká és államokká
Paul G. Bahn - The Atlas of World Archaeology
With the incredible archaeological discoveries that have reshaped our perspective on the past, this atlas, with its detailed and carefully researched maps, presents the new story of human evolution that these discoveries have revealed. By telling the human story chronologically and on both global and regional levels, the atlas provides a clear insight into how human society developed from a rough collection of nomadic hunter-gatherers and early farmers into highly organized empires and states.
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