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In the Beginning An Introduction to Archaelolgy

ISBN-10: 0205915434
ISBN-13: 9780205915439
Edition: 13th 2014
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List price: $68.33
Edition: 13th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 6/13/2013
Binding: Digital, Other 
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 4.994

This access code card gives you access to all of MySearchLab's tools and resources, including a complete eText of your book. You can also buy immediate access to MySearchLab with Pearson eText online with a credit card atwww.mysearchlab.com.Demonstrates the importance of archaeology todayIn the Beginning: An Introduction to Archaeologypresents the history and methods of archaeology and explores its significance today.The textintroduces archeology's basic principles along with numerous examples from all over the world. Authors Brian Fagan and Nadia Durrani provide acomprehensive summary of the field for people who have little or no experience.MySearchLab is a part of the Fagan/Durrani program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students explore archaeology in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app.0205968031 / 9780205968039 In the Beginning: An Introduction to Archaeology Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card PackagePackage consists of:0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card0205966586 / 9780205966585 In the Beginning: An Introduction to Archaeology

Background To Archaeology
Introducing Archaeology
The Beginnings of Scientific Archaeology: Sixth Century B.C. to the 1950s
The Many-Voiced Past: Archaeological Thought from the 1950s to Now
The Basics
Matrix and Preservation
Doing Archaeological Research
Culture, Data, and Context
How Old Is It?
Recovering The Data
They Sought It Here, They Sought It There: Finding the Past
How to Excavate
Analyzing The Past: Artifacts And Technology
Classifying Artifacts
Technologies of the Ancients
Studying Environments And People
Ancient Environments
What Did We Eat?
The Living Past
Landscape and Settlement
Interactions: People of the Past
Archaeology and the Intangible
Managing The Past
Cultural Resource Management and Public Archaeology
Archaeology and Contemporary Society
Careers And Resources
So You Want to Become an Archaeologist?
Background To Archaeology
Introducing Archaeology
The First Archaeologist
What is Archaeology Today?
Who are the Archaeologists?
Why Study Archaeology?
Who Owns the Past?
Is Archaeology in Crisis?
What are the Goals of Archaeology?
The Beginnings of Scientific Archaeology: Sixth Century B.C. to the 1950s
Beginnings
Scriptures and Fossils
The Antiquity of Humankind
The Three-Age System
Human Progress
Historical Particularism
Culture History
Old World Archaeology
American Archaeology
The Americas: Chronology and Time Scales
Cultural Ecology
The Many-Voiced Past: Archaeological Thought from the 1950s to Now
Culture History
The "New" Archaeology
Processual Archaeology
Postprocessual Archaeology
Some Schools of Archaeological Theory
Where is Archaeological Theory Headed?
The Basics
Matrix and Preservation
Archaeological Data
Site-Formation Processes
Discovery: Eruption at Akrotiri, Greece, c. 1688 B.C.
The Matrix: Preservation and Human Activity
Preservation Conditions: Inorganic and Organic Materials
Organic Materials and the Archaeological Record
Doing Archaeological Research
The Archaeologist's Skills
Archaeology and Science
The Process of Archaeological Research
Culture, Data, and Context
The Concept of Culture
The Nature of Culture
Models of Culture
The Archaeological Record
Matrix and Provenance
Archaeological Context
Artifacts, Subassemblages, and Assemblages
Archaeological Sites
Cultures, Areas, Regions, and Settlement Patterns
How Old Is It?
Cyclical and Linear Time
Relative Chronology
Absolute Chronology
Recovering The Data
They Sought It Here, They Sought It There: Finding the Past
Finding Archaeological Sites
Approaches to Archaeological Survey
Remote Sensing
Recording Archaeological Sites
Subsurface Detection
How to Excavate
Directors, Teams, and Staffs
Permits
Planning an Excavation
Tools of the Trade
The Process of Archaeological Excavation
Special Excavation Issues
Analyzing The Past: Artifacts And Technology
Classifying Artifacts
Classification
Processes of Archaeological Classification
Assemblages and Patterns
What Do Assemblages and Patterns Mean?
Technologies of the Ancients
Stone
Clay (Ceramics)
Metals and Metallurgy
Bone
Wood
Basketry and Textiles
Studying Environments And People
Ancient Environments
Long-Term and Short-Term Climatic Change
Geoarchaeology
Long-Term Climatic Change: The Great Ice Age
Holocene Environmental Reconstruction
Reconstructing Humanly-Caused Environmental Change
What Did We Eat?
Studying Subsistence
nimal Bones (Zooarchaeology)
Plant Remains
Birds, Fish, and Mollusks
Subsistence Data from Rock Art
Ancient Diet
The Living Past
Early Comparisons
Analogy
Middle-Range Theory
Ethnoarchaeology
Experimental Archaeology
Landscape and Settlement
Settlement Archaeology and Settlement Patterns
Households
Communities
Studying Large Communities
Studying Distributions of Communities
Case Studies of Settlement Distribution
The Archaeology of Landscape
Interactions: People of the Past
An Individual: tzi the Ice Man
Bioarchaeology: What Human Bones Tell Us
Genetics and DNA
Groups: Ancient Social Organization
Gender: (Beyond) Men and Women
Engendered Research
Ethnicity and Inequality
Exchange and Trade
Archaeology and the Intangible
A Framework of Common Belief
Cognitive Archaeology
Ethnographic Analogy and Rock Art
The Archaeology of Death
Artifacts: The Importance of Context
Artifacts and Art Styles
Sacred Places
Astroarchaeology and Stonehenge
Southwestern Astronomy and Chaco Canyon
Managing The Past
Cultural Resource Management and Public Archaeology
Legislating the Past
What Is Protected?
Phases of Site Management
Management versus Research
Strategies of CRM Research
Management Challenges
Public Involvement and Public Archaeology
Native Americans and CRM
Cultural Resource Management around the World
Archaeology and Contemporary Society
Archaeology and Human Diversity
Archaeology and Human History
Archaeological Tourism
Archaeology and Subsistence Agriculture
Garbology
Archaeology and the Environment
Heritage and Stewardship
Careers And Resources
So You Want to Become an Archaeologist?
Archaeology as a Profession
Academic Qualifications: Graduate School
Thoughts on Not Becoming a Professional Archaeologist
Our Responsibilities to the Past

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