Lives in Ruins
Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human RubbleBook - 2014 | First edition
Examines "the lives of contemporary archaeologists as they sweat under the sun for clues to the puzzle of our past. Johnson digs and drinks alongside archaeologists, chases them through the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, and even Machu Picchu, and excavates their lives. Her subjects share stories we rarely read in history books, about slaves and Ice Age hunters, ordinary soldiers of the American Revolution, children of the first century, Chinese woman warriors, sunken fleets, mummies. What drives these archaeologists is not the money (meager) or the jobs (scarce) or the working conditions (dangerous), but their passion for the stories that would otherwise be buried and lost"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, 2014
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 930.1 JOHNSON
Characteristics: x, 274 pages ; 24 cm