Return to Babylon: Travelers, Archaeologists, and Monuments in Mesopotamia #2020

Return to Babylon: Travelers, Archaeologists, and Monuments in Mesopotamia By Brian M. Fagan Return to Babylon Travelers Archaeologists and Monuments in Mesopotamia Tells the story of archaeological travel and excavation in Iraq then Mesopotamia from the time of the great Arab geographers to the devastation of the Iraq National Museum This title chronicles t
  • Title: Return to Babylon: Travelers, Archaeologists, and Monuments in Mesopotamia
  • Author: Brian M. Fagan
  • ISBN: 9780870818677
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Paperback
  • Return to Babylon: Travelers, Archaeologists, and Monuments in Mesopotamia By Brian M. Fagan Tells the story of archaeological travel and excavation in Iraq then Mesopotamia from the time of the great Arab geographers to the 2003 devastation of the Iraq National Museum This title chronicles the development of scientific archaeology in Mesopotamia, and the growing Iraqi involvement in archaeology.
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    1. Brian M. Fagan

      Brian Murray Fagan born 1 August 1936 is a prolific author of popular archaeology books and a professor emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA Fagan was born in England where he received his childhood education at Rugby School He attended Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he studied archaeology and anthropology BA 1959, MA 1962, PhD 1965 He spent six years as Keeper of Prehistory at the Livingstone Museum in Zambia, Central Africa, and moved to the U.S.A in 1966 He was Visiting Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana, in 1966 67, and was appointed Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1967.Fagan is an archaeological generalist, with expertise in the broad issues of human prehistory He is the author or editor of 46 books, including seven widely used undergraduate college texts Fagan has contributed over 100 specialist papers to many national and international journals He is a Contributing Editor to American Archaeology and Discover Archaeology magazines, and formerly wrote a regular column for Archaeology Magazine He serves on the Editorial Boards of six academic and general periodicals and has many popular magazine credits, including Scientific American and Gentleman s Quarterly.Fagan has been an archaeological consultant for many organizations, including National Geographic Society, Time Life, Encyclop dia Britannica, and Microsoft Encarta He has lectured extensively about archaeology and other subjects throughout the world at many venues, including the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the National Geographic Society, the San Francisco City Lecture Program, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Getty Conservation Institute.In addition to extensive experience with the development of Public Television programs, Fagan was the developer writer of Where in time is Carmen San Diego, an NPR series in 1984 86 He has worked as a consultant for the BBC, RKO, and many Hollywood production companies on documentaries In 1995 he was Senior Series Consultant for Time Life Television s Lost Civilizations series.Fagan was awarded the 1996 Society of Professional Archaeologists Distinguished Service Award for his untiring efforts to bring archaeology in front of the public He also received a Presidential Citation Award from the Society for American Archaeology in 1996 for his work in textbook, general writing and media activities He received the Society s first Public Education Award in 1997.He has written many critiques of contemporary archaeology and has advocated non traditional approaches, as well as writing extensively on the role of archaeology in contemporary society His approach is a melding of different theoretical approaches, which focuses on the broad issues of human prehistory and the past He is a strong advocate of multidisciplinary approaches to such issues as climate change in the past Over the years, he has written a series of well known textbooks that provide accurate summaries of the latest advances in archaeological method and theory and world prehistory These are designed for beginners and avoid both confusing jargon and major theoretical discussion, which is inappropriate at this basic level His approach melds traditional cultural history with recent approaches, with a major emphasis on writing historical narrative using archaeological data and sources from other disciplines Fagan is also well known for his public lectures on a wide variety of archaeological and historical topics, delivered to a broad range of archaeological and non archaeological audiences.Additional information at.

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    1. This is decent Fagan set an enormous task for himself, and did a reasonable job I was already familiar with one or two pieces of the larger story he recounts, which probably reduced the narrative s fascination a bit I wonder if a bit artwork would have helped There are a number of illustrations, and a few maps, but no plans or diagrams, and leafing back through I can scarcely find a single cuneiform character The end of this revised edition is depressing, for which the author is by no means to [...]


    2. Actually, I have the 1979 edition, which is still wildly informative Historical overview of archaeology in Mesopotamia from gross plundering to scientific documentation


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