Pompeii and Herculaneum: Interpreting the Evidence
by Brian Brennan and Estelle Lazar
2008: 156 pages. Black and white illustrations and line art.
Chapter 1: Historical and Geographical Context
including: the earthquake of AD 62, the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 and early discoveries and excavations.
Chapter 2: Pompeii and Herculaneum
including: sources, evidence and interpretation, social structure and local political life, the economy, buildings public and private, religion, tombs and cult and everyday life.
Chapter 3: Investigating, reconstructing and preserving the past
including: roles and methods of archaeologists: 19th and 20th century, impact of new research and technologies, ethical issues: the study and display of human remains, ownership, custodianship and issues of conservation.