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Whilst it is not essential to do any background reading before the course begins, you may find it useful to do so. The reading list below contains books that you can read if you want to, but it is not compulsory to read any of them. You may also want to take a look at magazines such as British Archaeology, World Archaeology and Current Archaeology.

Bahn, P. 1997. The Story of Archaeology: The 100 Great Archaeological Discoveries. Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Bahn, P. 2009. Great Ancient Sites of the World: An Illustrated Guide to Over 80 Major Archaeological Discoveries. Southwater Press.

Fagan, B. 1999. Eyewitness to Discovery: First Person Accounts of More Than Fifty of the World’s Greatest Archaeological Discoveries. Oxford University Press.

Fagan, B. 2007. Discovery! Unearthing the New Treasures of Archaeology. Thames & Hudson.

Pollard, J. 2007. The Story of Archaeology: 50 Discoveries That Shaped Our View of the Ancient World. Quercus Publishing Ltd.