In the Beginning: An Introduction to Archaeology

ISBN-13: 9780205966585

ISBN-10: 0205966586

Author: Brian M. Fagan, Nadia Durrani

Edition: 13

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Paperback 504 pages
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Acknowledged author Brian M. Fagan wrote In the Beginning: An Introduction to Archaeology comprising 504 pages back in 2013. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0205966586 and 9780205966585. Since then In the Beginning: An Introduction to Archaeology textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $24.00 or rent at the marketplace.


Demonstrates the importance of archaeology today

In the Beginning: An Introduction to Archaeology presents the history and methods of archaeology and explores its significance today. The text introduces archeology's basic principles along with numerous examples from all over the world. Authors Brian Fagan and Nadia Durrani provide a comprehensive summary of the field for people who have little or no experience.


  • Provides A Comprehensive Overview – Readers gain a broad understanding of archaeology, including its interdisciplinary nature, major scientific contributions, international research, and methods and theories. A special chapter covers career opportunities in archaeology. A new organization moves archaeological theory to the beginning, so readers can develop a deeper understanding of this field.
  • Offers an Engaging Introduction – The jargon-free narrative provides an accessible introduction to the study of archaeology. In the Beginning is now four-color for a livelier and enriching experience.
  • Explores Significant Historical Events – Seven photo essays titled People of the Past appear throughout the book, covering such luminaries as pharaoh Ramses II and societies like the Cro-Magnons of late Ice Age Europe. Spectacular findings featured in Discovery boxes reflect new developments in archaeology.
  • Incorporates Fresh Ideas from a New Co-Author – Esteemed colleague, Nadia Durrani, has been brought on board as a co-author. She brings a wealth of field experience in Arabia, Britain, and elsewhere as well as extensive editorial experience as the former Editor of Current World Archaeology, to the team.