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Including eccentric professors and adventuring fortune hunters of old and highly trained scientists of today, Archaeologists collects together biographies of more than 30 archaeologists of the past two centuries. In the process, Archaeologists presents an engaging portrait of how digging for treasure evolved into the respected and vital science we know today. Some of the archaeologists profiled include:
* Giovanni Belzoni, the 19th-century archaeologist who brought the head of Ramesses II back to England
* Heinrich Schliemann, the modern discoverer of prehistoric Greece whose excavations included Mycenae and the ancient city of Troy
* Howard Carter, who discovered King Tut's tomb
* Mary and Louis Leakey, whose discovery of humanoid fossils placed human evolution's beginning in Africa
From the romance of golden pharaohs and lost civilizations to computers, tree ring dating, and numerous other scientific methods, Archaeologists is a fascinating look at the explorers of the human past.