Archaeology Original Readings in Method and Practice

ISBN-10: 0130939781

ISBN-13: 9780130939784

Edition: 2002

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Written by some of the top archaeologists in the country, this collection of 25 articles covers the entire range of archaeological methods as well as issues and controversies in contemporary archaeology. Illustrates through case studies how archaeologists put methods into practice to solve problems. Explores how ideas were formed and research conducted along with the people behind the process of archaeological discovery. Focuses on how archaeologists find and recover data from archaeological sites and materials, with examples from the contributors' own research. Examines issues and controversies in contemporary archaeology, discussing different theories, opinions, and evidence on various issues. For anyone interested in learning more about archaeological methods and discoveries.
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List price: $91.60
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/30/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 422
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface
Archaeological Methods
The Discovery of Archaeological Sites
Dating Archaeological Materials
The Conservation of Archaeological Materials
Lithic Analysis: Chipped Stone Tools and Waste Flakes in Archaeology
Learning about the Past through Archaeological Ceramics: An Example from Vijayanagara, India
The Analysis of Archaeological Plant Remains
The Study of Human Subsistence Behavior Using Faunal Evidence from Archaeological Sites
Bare Bones Anthropology: The Bioarchaeology of Human Remains
Dental Deductions: Why and How Anthropologists Study Teeth
Issues and Controversies in Contemporary Archaeology
Were Our Ancestors Hunters or Scavengers?
When and How Did Humans Populate the New World?
Were Early Agriculturalists Less Healthy Than Food-Collectors?
Maya Hieroglyphs: History or Propaganda?
Gender and Archaeology
Prehistoric Social Evolution
Ethics in Archaeology
Archaeological Case Studies
Cloth Production and Gender Relations in the Inka Empire
Investigating Craft Specialization during the Longshan Period of China
Reading the Land: The Archaeology of Settlement and Land Use
Archaeological Survey in the Mixtec Sierra
Exploring Aztalan and Its Role in Mississippian Societies
Ancestor Veneration in Lowland Maya Society: A Case Study from K'axob, Belize
De-Mystifying the Past: The Great Zimbabwe, King Solomon's Mines, and Other Tales of Old Africa
Archaeologists at Work
Archaeologist at Work
Origins of Social Inequality
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