Progress into the past (1967)

William A. McDonald, Progress into the past (1967), 426 p.

Progress into the past is a history of the rediscovery of the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations, the birth of archaeology as a science, and the search for the Homeric world. Heinrich Schliemann, Arthur Evans and Carl Blegen are attributed the discovery of Troy and Mycaena, Minoan Knossos and Pylos, they are widely considered the triumvirate of archaeology. It is however not only a history about the ground breaking efforts that constituted the science of archaeology as we know it, but also about the early mistakes and debates within this new field.

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