X Marks the Spot: The Story of Archaeology in Eight Extraordinary Discoveries by Michael Scott

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Uncovering the physical remains of our past is a quintessential human itch; the pursuit of every society from the ancients through to today. But the stories behind archaeological exploration and discovery – what we look for when, what we end up finding, and what we then do with it – tell us as much about ourselves today as they do about the past. Through eight sensational stories of discovery, Professor Michael Scott traces the evolution of modern archaeology from colonial expeditions to today’s cutting-edge digs, unearthing traps, curses and buried treasure along the way.