Ancient Greece and biblical times, American Indians, Egyptian tombs and prehistoric caves a wealth of history and adventure is unearthed in the annals of archaeology. Rather than exhaustive biographies of the great discoverers, this book provides a survey of the quest. From Winckelmann and Schilemann to the modern proponents of radioactive dating, the chronicle is readable, informative, and often exciting. More valuable than the individuals, however, in the historical glimpse into the past ages of man and the ever-increasing knowledge about them. A time-honored guarantee of awakened interest in young readers.