Archaeology is both an academic subject and a passionate hobby for thousands around the world. Pen and Sword Archaeology is a fast growing list with the support of Professor Joann Fletcher as well as Dr Nick Saunders acting as Series Consultant to the Modern Conflict Archaeology list.
Pen and Sword Archaeology aims to provide accessible and up to date archaeological books on a wide range of subjects, including the classical world, ancient Egypt, antiquarian biographies, history vs archaeology, local archaeology, image heavy books, maritime archaeology, modern conflict archaeology and battlefield archaeology.
'Mummies possess an incredible power of attraction,' writes Albert Zink in his introduction to this slim, profusely illustrated, highly readable and beautifully produced book. It's an all-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about mummies-but-were-afraid-to-ask approach which seems to work for all ages. I read though the book with interest and then so did my children, aged 5, 7 and 9; the page -turning accompanied by lots of oohs, aahs and the occasional, "eugh!". I even caught my wife reading it and she NEVER picks up a book. I think our volume is going to be well-thumbed over the years, and my daughter is even taking the book to school today to show her class. If the British Museum gets it into its shops it should fly off the shelves. This reviewer heartily recommends this for children, daddies and mummies everywhere.Paul Nixon, Amazon Reviewer
The waging of war in prehistoric Nothern Europe has hitherto not been the subject of many studies and publications. Therefore, Julie Wileman explains her purpose is to provide broader knowledge among the general public. This effort deserves praise, and can be appreciated by the general reader as well as the more experienced student of the subject.Acta Historica