Bigger than History Why Archaeology Matters

Brian M. Fagan, Nadia Durrani

Why Archaeology Matters Today

An exciting and much anticipated new archaeology title written by titan Brian Fagan and journalist Nadia Durrani, Bigger than History introduces students to archaeology’s contributions to many of today’s important debates of interest to students. Each chapter focuses on one of today’s important topics, such as gender equality, ethnicity and racism, climate change, and nationality and nationalism, showing how archaeology contributes to our understanding of the issues related to those topics. Bigger than History is affordable and concise enough to be used alongside a textbook, or on its own to engage and draw students into learning about archaeology.


Brian M. Fagan


Brian Fagan is Emeritus Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His many books include The First North Americans, Discovery!, and The Complete Ice Age.

Nadia Durrani


Nadia Durrani is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and former editor of the UK’s bestselling archaeology magazine, Current World Archaeology. She is the co-author of In Search of the Zeppelin War: The Archaeology of the First Blitz, and author of The Tihamah Coastal Plain of South-West Arabia.