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Antiquity 1 - Toni Hurley


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The third edition of the best-selling Antiquity 1 has been comprehensively updated to meet the requirements of the revised NSW Ancient History syllabus (2005).Antiquity is a successful series written for the New South Wales Ancient History course. It comprises three volumes:

Antiquity 1 (Preliminary: Year 11), Antiquity 2 (HSC: Year 12) and Antiquity 3 (Core HSC component plus additional options for other components).

Five new chapters have been included to bring it in line with syllabus requirements:

  • Chapter 7, Historical Investigation
  • Chapter 8, Tutankhamun's Tomb
  • Chapter 11, Skara Brae
  • Chapter 16, The City of Rome in the Late Republic
  • Chapter 17, Alexandria.

    All other chapters from the second edition of Antiquity 1 have been revised for the third edition in order to provide an up-to-date program and meet the requirements of the revised syllabus.


  • Fully revised content
  • FULL-COLOUR, with an exciting new cover and design
  • Beautifully drawn maps and illustrations
  • Further investigation boxes to develop student understanding
  • Source boxes focussing on photos, illustrations and written source material
  • Engaging and accessible content enhanced by a broad range of archaeological and written sources, newspaper and journal articles
  • Quotations and adaptations from both ancient and modern writers help to bring the ancient world to life

  • Part 1: Investigating the Past: Archaeology, History and Science

    Chapter 1: Methods of Investigating the Past
    Chapter 2: The Nature of Sources and Evidence
    Chapter 3: The Destruction and Preservation of Evidence
    Chapter 4: Reconstructing the Past
    Chapter 5: The Role of Science in Unlocking the Past
    Chapter 6: Ethical Issues
    Chapter 7: Historical Investigation

    Part 2: Case Studies

    Chapter 8: Tutankhamun's Tomb
    Chapter 9: Homer and the Trojan War
    Chapter 10: Ancient Human Remains
    Chapter 11: Skara Brae

    Part 3: Studies in Ancient Societies, Sites and Sources

    Chapter 12: Deir el-Medina
    Chapter 13: Thera
    Chapter 14: Greek Drama
    Chapter 15: The Celts in Europe
    Chapter 16: The City of Rome in the Late Republic
    Chapter 17: Alexandria

    ISBN: 9780195560268
    ISBN-10: 0195560264
    Audience: Primary / High School
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Published: 21st November 2007
    Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 28.000 x 21.000  x 1.500
    Weight (kg): 0.99
    Edition Number: 3
    Edition Type: Revised