Unearthing the past

Announcing the Unearthing the Past Series

Princeton University Press is excited to announce a new series, Unearthing the Past edited by Eric H. Cline, author of the bestselling book 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed. Books in the series will be written by archaeologists and ancient historians who bring the most up-to-date findings from the field to scholarly and non-specialist readers alike. Covering a diversity of events, peoples, places, and cultures from across the pre-modern world and engaging the work of scholars across related disciplines, books in the series will marry evidence and storytelling to bring the past to life in vivid new detail.

Among the first books signed for the series are a new history of the Maya by acclaimed archaeologist and youngest person to ever win a MacArthur Fellowship, David Stuart; a history of Ancient Egypt as seen through the eyes of women from all levels of society by British Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley, and a new history of the archaeology and peoples of ancient North American by archaeologist and well-known debunker of pseudo-scientific archaeological claims, Kenneth Feder.

About the Series Editor

Eric H. Cline is Professor of Classics and Anthropology, former Chair of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and current Director of the Capitol Archaeological Institute at The George Washington University. He is an active field archaeologist, with more than 30 seasons of excavation and survey experience in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Cyprus, Greece, Crete, and the United States, including at Megiddo (biblical Armageddon), where he dug from 1994 through 2014, and at Tel Kabri in northern Israel, site of a 4,000-year-old Canaanite palace, where he has been digging since 2005. Cline has thrice won the Biblical Archaeology Society’s “Best Popular Book on Archaeology” award in 2001, 2009, and 2011, and twice won the American Schools of Oriental Research’s “Nancy Lapp Award for Best Popular Book” in 2014 and 2018. He is the author of the PUP books, 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed, Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology, and Digging for Armageddon: The Search for the Lost City of Solomon.