عنوان مقاله [English]
The book under review is the first volume of the two-volume book of Illustrated Dictionary of Prehistoric Archaeology (English-Persian). The first volume is basically a dictionary, with a brief explanation for a number of entries. The book is analyzed in various aspects including page layout, writing style, and in particular content. This paper discusses numerous examples that the term "pre-history" for the book is merely an irrelevant title. Also, the "illustrated" aspect of the book, also included in the title, has been seriously debated; a significant number of the book's illustrations are completely useless and have merely increased the volume of the book. Apart from these, the important issue is the errors found in the proposed equivalents, which are not by mistake, but insightful. Another flaw in the book is the unknown and unfamiliar equivalents for the Persian-speaking (archaeologist) reader, which is indicated by numerous examples. Generally, among similar books published earlier in the field of archeology, this book is one of the lowest in quality, where the reflection and precision were apparently neglected when developing the book.