Spring 2017 Books by Princeton University Press

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three stones make a wall the story of archaeology eric h cline in 1922 howard carter peered into tutankhamun’s tomb for the first time the only light coming from the candle in his outstretched hand urged to tell what he was seeing through the small opening he had cut in the door to the tomb the egyptologist famously replied “i see wonderful things.” carter’s fabulous discovery is just one of the many spellbinding stories told in three stones make a wall written by eric cline an archaeologist with more than thirty seasons of excavation experience three stones make a wall traces the history of archaeology from an amateur pursuit to the cutting-edge science it is today by taking the reader on a tour of major archaeological sites and discoveries from pompeii to petra troy to the terracotta warriors and mycenae to megiddo and masada cline brings to life the personalities behind these digs including heinrich schliemann the former businessman who excavated troy and mary leakey whose discoveries advanced our understanding of human origins the discovery of the peoples and civilizations of the past is presented in vivid detail from the hittites and minoans to the inca aztec and moche along the way the book addresses the questions archaeologists are asked most often how do you know where to dig how are excavations actually done how do you know how old something is who gets to keep what is found taking readers from the pioneering digs of the eighteenth century to the exciting new discoveries being made today three stones make a wall is a lively and essential introduction to the story of archaeology eric h cline is professor of classics and anthropology and director of the capitol archaeological institute at george washington university an active archaeologist he has excavated and surveyed in greece crete cyprus egypt israel jordan and the united states his many books include 1177 b.c the year civilization collapsed princeton from the bestselling author of 1177 b.c a comprehensive history of archaeology—from its amateur beginnings to the cutting-edge science it is today “this book takes your hand and leads you on a magical archaeology mystery tour across the globe you’ll meet famous archaeologists explore legendary sites and see the latest discoveries using new technologies archaeology is full of ‘wonderful things,’ and three stones make a wall written by one of its greatest storytellers is a must-have.” —sarah parcak university of alabama at birmingham winner of the 2016 ted prize march 978-0-691-16640-7 cloth $35.00t 448 pages 50 line illus 2 maps 6 x 9 archaeology ancient history press.princeton.edu trade 7