The lives and legacy of the people who discovered the world's most famous archaeological sites, with 200 stunning colour photographs
Paul Bahn is a respected writer, editor and translator of books on archaeology. He studied archaeology at the University of Cambridge, and did his Ph.D. thesis on the prehistory of the French Pyrenees. He has held post-doctoral fellowships at Liverpool and London, plus a J. Paul Getty fellowship in the History of Art and the Humanities.
Among his books are: Pyrenean Prehistory (1984); Ancient Places (with Glyn Daniel, 1986); Easter Island, Earth Island (with John Flenley, 1992); Mammoths (with Adrian Lister, 1995; 2nd ed. 2000); Journey Through the Ice Age (with Jean Vertut, 1997); The Cambridge Illustrated History of Prehistoric Art (1998); Disgraceful Archaeology (with Bill Tidy, 1999), and The Enigmas of Easter Island (with John Flenley, 2003). He has also edited: The Collins Dictionary of Archaeology (1992); The Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology (1996); The Story of Archaeology (1996); Tombs, Graves and Mummies (1996); Lost Cities (1997); Atlas of World Archaeology (2000); The Archaeology Detectives (2001); The Penguin Guide to Archaeology (2001), Archaeology, the Definitive Guide (2002), Written in Bones (2002), Archaeology: The Key Concepts (with Colin Renfrew, 2005).