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Archaeology : an introduction to the world's greatest sites. Season 1 [electronic resource] / Dr. Eric H. Cline.

Cline, Eric H., (lecturer.). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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Great courses (DVD).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (24 video files (approximately 720 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States]: The Great Courses , 2016.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 19 How Are Artifacts Dated and Preserved? Episode 7 Gb̲ekli Tepe, ßatalhy̲k, and Jericho Episode 8 Pyramids, Mummies, and Hieroglyphics Episode 18 Petra, Palmyra, and Ebla Episode 22 The Nazca Lines, Sipǹ, and Machu Picchu Episode 5 How Do Archaeologists Know Where to Dig? Episode 11 Discovering Mycenae and Knossos Episode 16 Megiddo: Excavating Armageddon Episode 6 Prehistoric Archaeology Episode 23 Archaeology in North America Episode 9 King Tut's Tomb Episode 12 Santorini, Akrotiri, and the Atlantis Myth Episode 13 The Uluburun Shipwreck Episode 2 Excavating Pompeii and Herculaneum Episode 3 Schliemann and His Successors at Troy Episode 17 The Canaanite Palace at Tel Kabri Episode 20 The Terra-cotta Army, Sutton Hoo, and tzi Episode 10 How Do You Excavate at a Site? Episode 24 From the Aztecs to Future Archaeology Episode 21 Discovering the Maya Episode 14 The Dead Sea Scrolls Episode 1 The Origins of Modern Archaeology Episode 4 Early Archaeology in Mesopotamia Episode 15 The Myth of Masada?.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lectures presented by Dr. Eric H. Cline, The George Washington University.
Summary, etc.:
The work of archaeologists has commanded worldwide attention and captivated the human imagination since the earliest days of exploration, with groundbreaking discoveries such as the treasures of ancient Egypt, the lost kingdoms of the Maya, and the fabled city of Troy. Archaeology brings us face-to-face with our distant ancestors, with treasures of the past, and with life as it was lived in long-ago civilizations. Despite the fascinating and often romantic appeal of archaeology, many of us have little idea of what the field actually involves. What, exactly, do archaeologists do? What takes place on an archaeological dig? And how does the reality of the work differ from what we see in Indiana Jones movies? Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites, taught by renowned archaeologist and National Geographic Explorer Eric H. Cline, answers these questions and more in rich and provocative detail. These thrilling 24 lectures, produced in partnership with National Geographic, introduces you to over 20 of the most significant and enthralling archaeological sites on the planet, providing both an in-depth look at the sites themselves and an insider's view of the history, science, and technology of archaeology. Prepare yourself for a vivid and detailed exploration of archaeology's most magnificent discoveries, in the company of an expert archaeologist with decades of experience in the field.
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Rated TVPG.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Archaeology > History and criticism.
Archaeology > Study and teaching.
Archaeology > Influence.

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