Re: Three Stones

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Three Stones Make a Wall has won the 2018 Nancy Lapp Popular Book Award from the American Schools of Oriental Research —

“…the seasoned anthropologist-adventurer Eric H. Cline re-burnishes the lost glow of archaeology, collecting several stories of remarkable discoveries in a single well-written volume.”  The New Criterion 

“Intensely readable. . . . Cline is a winning spokesman for his field, with a warm and generous voice evocative of the best university lectures. . . . More than a few readers may feel a sudden urge to rush out to a nearby mound or midden, with spade and trowel in hand.”–James Romm, Wall Street Journal

“Wonderfully engaging … Cline is fortunate to be a leader in this remarkable profession and readers are lucky that he knows how to write about it with precision and joy.”  Robert Fulford, National Post

“Eric Cline…doesn’t disappoint in his terrific new book…” Steve Donoghue, The National

“Enjoyable and wide-ranging.”–Andrew Robinson, New Scientist

“A bracing tour d’horizon of archaeology’s greatest wonders and immutable truths… Cline’s enthusiasm is a force of nature…” — Peter Lewis, Minneapolis Star Tribune

“informative and readable account of the profession from an experienced American archaeologist, academic and author” — Simon Caterson, Sydney Morning Herald

“Three Stones Makes A Wall is a fun, informative, and scholarly read, an updated, less romantic and breathless version of C. W. Ceram’s Gods, Graves & Scholars.” — Frank Freeman, Washington Free Beacon

“This book takes your hand and leads you on a magical archaeology mystery tour across the globe. You’ll meet famous archaeologists, explore legendary sites, and see the latest discoveries using new technologies. Archaeology is full of ‘wonderful things,’ and Three Stones Make a Wall, written by one of its greatest storytellers, is a must-have.”
— Sarah Parcak, University of Alabama at Birmingham, winner of the 2016 TED Prize

“Eric Cline takes the reader on an amazing journey through the history of archaeology, essentially allowing us to walk in the boots of archaeologists at the moment of the greatest discoveries of all time. This book is at once a wonderful introduction for those curious to know more about archaeology and a relevant read for lifelong excavators who uphold our human responsibility to uncover, preserve, and protect our past.”
— Kara Cooney, author of The Woman Who Would Be King

Three Stones Make a Wall is an experienced archaeologist’s fast-paced and fascinating account of the field’s ‘greatest hits,’ one that will engage all readers no matter what their background.”
Jodi Magness, author of The Archaeology of the Holy Land

“In this up-to-date and eminently readable introduction to the field, Eric Cline, one of the world’s foremost archaeologists, gives people a chance to peek behind the curtain of the mysterious and exciting world of archaeology. Readers will learn about famous sites and discoveries around the world as well as how to find, dig, and date ancient artifacts without ever leaving the house.”
Candida Moss, author of The Myth of Persecution

“I loved this book. Three Stones Make a Wall is a great read filled with many interesting stories. A terrific piece of work.”–Kenneth L. Feder, author of The Past in Perspective: An Introduction to Human Prehistory

“Cline provides an excellent history of both civilizations and the archaeological process–his knowledge of the subject is second to none.”–Robert R. Cargill, author of The Cities That Built the Bible

“An accurate and engaging picture of archaeology past and present. This book fills a real need within the discipline, as it properly presents archaeology to the public in a way that has not been done before.”–Rachel Hallote, author of Bible, Map, and Spade: The American Palestine Exploration Society, Frederick Jones Bliss, and the Forgotten Story of Early American Biblical Archeology