Archaeology: The Whole Story is a comprehensive guide through our whole human past. Starting over four million years ago, in deep prehistory, and finishing in the present era, it takes the reader on a tour through time and across the globe to every site of archaeological importance. From the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux to Tutankahumun’s tomb to the buried city of Pompeii via China’s Terracotta Army, all of the world’s most iconic sites and discoveries are here. So too are the more obscure but equally groundbreaking finds, such as the recent discovery of our oldest known human ancestors, or the equally recent and significant discovery of Göbekli Tepe in Turkey, the world’s oldest-known temple.
• Comprehensive coverage of the world’s most important archaeological sites, placing them in the context of key social and cultural developments.
• Stunning imagery of key archaeological discoveries, from spectacular complexes unearthed in deserts and jungles to fascinating artworks and artifacts.
• Historical timelines map the complete story of human civilization.