Monday, November 06, 2006

Overused archaeological pun, Reference #19,385 Future archaeologists will dig this atlas
The "Dinosaur Atlas," written by John Malam and John Woodward, consists of almost 100 pages of information on every prehistoric creature you can imagine.
The book tells us how we know that the reptiles existed, going into detail about various fossil records. It then goes on to introduce many classes of animals: reptiles of the land, sky and sea.
They are categorized by location and era, the writing heavily influenced by the theory of evolution. Six overleafed pages close in on a specific dinosaur and show the bone structure and joint movement as well as the supposed outer appearance and habitat of the animal.

Well, it's probably interesting, but that's paleontology, not archaeology.