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FYAN-101-01: Great Excavations: The Archaeology of the Ancient World: Getting Started


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  • Historical context
  • Biographical information
  • Critical interpretation of texts
  • Bibliographies detailing relevant scholarship


Use these specialized encyclopedias and reference texts to get an overview of the subject, or to familiarize yourself with terminology and key concepts.


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