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Paths to the Ancient Past

Striving to share the methodology of history, Tom B. Jones shares how historians gather, validate, and distribute information.

This introduction to the craft of history serves to share what histories do and how they work in an attempt to better help students understand how history is collected and recorded.

From information on archaeology to use and importance of documents, both private and public, in the discipline of history, Paths to the Ancient Past provides insight on how we have come to learn what we know so far about the history of the human existence.

Tom B. Jones was a professor of ancient history at the University of Minnesota, where he was awarded the title of Regents’ professor. During his time at the University, Jones took leave to serve in the Naval Reserves. He is known for publishing over one hundred books, articles, and reviews.