Historical Archaeology

ISBN-10: 0131115618
ISBN-13: 9780131115613
Edition: 2nd 2004
List price: $103.00
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Description: Significantly revised and expanded, the second edition of this popular book provides a short, readable introduction to historical archaeology. Stressing a global perspective, it shows that this subject has real importance to understanding the world  More...

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Book details

List price: $103.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/31/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Significantly revised and expanded, the second edition of this popular book provides a short, readable introduction to historical archaeology. Stressing a global perspective, it shows that this subject has real importance to understanding the world in which we live today. This comprehensive book also includes a look at career prospects in the field for interested readers. The overall approach is descriptive and explanatory: it describes fundamental principles, the history of the field, and basic definitions; moves through methods and discusses topics such as time and space, historical artifacts, survey, and excavation; and then presents basic archaeological theories and research. For readers interested in historical archaeology, a rapidly expanding field that has been recently conducted on every continent in the world.

What Is Historical Archaeology?
A Brief History of Historical Archaeology
Historical Culture, Society, and Historical Sites
Historical Artifacts
Time and Space
Historical Site Survey and Location
Pre-Excavation Fieldwork: Documents, Interviews, Buildings
Archaeological Fieldwork: Field and Laboratory
Interpreting the Historical Past
The Archaeology of Groups
Global Historical Archaeology
Historical Archaeology and Culture Resource Management
The Past in the Present
Guide to Further Reading

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