Before guiding the reader on a meaningful tour of recent digs, the author presents the case for modern archaeology. With each new discovery, man is forced to reevaluate old concepts and add to the of human history. Archaeology is seen as an extension of history, and history is a fluid and changing phenomenon. This dynamic approach characterizes each major discussion the momentous discovery of Carbon 14, the exploration of with its Stone Age implements, the uncovering of Neanderthal skeletons which prove man's primitive knowledge of surgery, evidence in Iraq of ancient man's knowledge of farming, Sir Arthur Evans' unearthing of the Minoan civilization and other great finds. This is a purposeful book written with a point of view and a conscious regard for the young reader.