Principles of Archaeology

ISBN-10: 0073271322
ISBN-13: 9780073271323
Edition: 2007
Authors: T. Douglas Price
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List price: $192.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 4/27/2006
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 608
Size: 8.70" wide x 10.80" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Principles of Archaeology offers an engaging, straightforward, and profusely illustrated introduction to archaeological method and theory. The text captures the excitement and complexity of the field by focussing on three important themes including how archaeologists think and learn about the past, ethics and the preservation of the past, and the role of science in archaeology. Chapters offer an enticing mix of a clear and thorough discussion of essential topics, provocative case studies, and practical applications that allow students to think like archaeologists.

Introduction
An Introduction to Archaeology Introduction: What Is Archaeology?
Archaeology Is. . . Archaeology Is Not . . . Example: The Piltdown Man Example
Evaluating Science and and Pseudoscience
The Scientific Method Evolution Evolution and Creationism Why Study Archaeology?
Careers in Archaeology Survey Says ... A Day in the Life ... University Professor
Conclusions
Doing Archaeology Introduction: The Lords of the Moche Peru and the Moche Discovery Excavation Analysis Science in Archaeology: The Center for Materials Research in Archaeology & Ethnology Interpretation Protecting the Past: Tourism and a New Museum in Lambayeque
Conclusions
A Brief History of Archaeology Introduction: The History of Prehistory Pre-1900 Example
Conclusions
Discovery
Archaeological Questions Introduction: The Subject Matter of Archaeology What Do Archaeologists Want to Know?
Environment Demography Example: The Black Earth Site Technology Economy Example
Organization Ideology Archaeological Thinking: Ritual in Ancient Oaxaca Ethonography Example: Settlement Population and Floor Area Ethnoarchaeology Example
Conclusions
The Archaeologoical Record Introduction
Information from the Past Scale Context Archaeological Thinking
The First Americans The Nature of Evidence Attributes Artifacts Ecofacts Features and Activity Areas Example
The Tomb of Qin Shihuang Assemblages and Components Sites Example
South African Rock Art Science in Archaeology
Dating the Paintings Regions and Landscapes Example
A Landscape of Mounds Spatial Archaeology Within Site Spatial Analysis
Activity Areas and Features Example
Activity Areas at Teotihuacaacute;n, Mexico Protecting the Past
The City of the Gods Within Site Spatial Analysis
Houses and Households Example
Household Archaeology at Agayadan Village, Alaska Site Analysis Regional Spatial Analysis Site Formation Preservation Example
Windover Pond, Florida Example: The Iceman Protecting the Past
Conclusions
Fieldwork Introduction: Finding the Past
The Discovery of Archaeological Sites Archaeological Survey Archaeological Thinking
Reese River Valley Archaeological Excavation Selecting Sites for Excavation Test Pits Vertical Excavation Horizontal or Area Excavations Screening and Flotation Example: Great Hall at Lejre Underwater Archaeology
The Tools of Fieldwork Maps and Grids Contour Maps
The Total Station Science in Archaeology: Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Soil Sampling Remote S

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