Archaeology Books

Archaeology for Kids: Uncovering the Mysteries of Our Past
By Richard Panchyk
Try one of these 25 activities—from making a screen for sifting dirt to counting tree rings to date a find—as you explore the techniques archaeologists use to study archaeological sites and ancient civilizations.
Chicago Review Press, Chicago, 2001 (ISBN 1-55652-395-5)
Eyewitness: Archaeology
By Dr. Jane McIntosh
Get a quick overview of the world's great civilizations with these superb, full-color photographs of bronzes, buildings, paintings, and pottery.
Dorling Kindersley, New York, 1994 (ISBN 0-7894-5864-0)
Jordan Past and Present: Petra, Jerash, Amman
By E. Borgia
Many ancient monuments and buildings have been worn away by wind and rain over time. Explore the archaeological remains of Petra, Jerash, and Amman. Then turn the page to see what they may have looked like thousands of years ago.
Vision S.r.l., Roma, 2001 (ISBN 88-8162-124-x)
Motel of the Mysteries
By David Macaulay
In the year 4022 an amateur archaeologist stumbles across an abandoned excavation site in the ancient country of USA. Follow along as he pieces together the mysteries of this lost civilization.
Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1979 (ISBN 0-395-28425-2)
Smithsonian Timelines of the Ancient World: A Visual Chronology from the Origins of Life to AD 1500
By Chris Scarre
With this incredible reference book of over 50 large-scale visual timelines, take a glance at exactly what was happening at the same time in every corner of the world.
Dorling Kindersley, London, 1993 (ISBN 1-56458-305-8)
The Usborne Young Scientist Archaeology
By Barbara Cork and Struan Reid
Learn the basics of archaeology—from how clues are destroyed to how old an artifact is—with this fun, simple, and complete book.
Illustrated by Joseph McEwan, Peter Dennis, Kuo Kang Chen, Iain Ashman, Rob McCaig, Ian Jackson, Penny Simon, Jeremy Gower, Gerard Browne, Graham Smith, David Wright

EDC Publishing, Tulsa, 1986 (ISBN 0-86020-865-6)