An exciting book for that growing market of amateur archaeologists. Here are discoveries, most of them within this generation, which rival the great finds of the past. This is material likely to be available only in periodicals and newspapers, and it deals with discoveries in France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Sahara, Mexico and India. The range in time dates from pre-history in a cave in the Pyrenees to the Mayan Civilization of Palenque, and simultaneously in Europe, the Merovingians. Eydoux, in an excellent translation by Frank Pomeranz, communicates the excitement, the processes and techniques employed, and also introduces the individual archeologists who were able to expose an ancient past through pottery and glass, architecture and sculpture, mosaics, etc. The links between the centuries acquire meaning. One could wish that the quality of the grouped photographs measured up to the text.