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Archaeology An Introduction

ISBN-10: 041549639X
ISBN-13: 9780415496391
Edition: 5th 2010 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $28.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 7/8/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements.
The Idea of the Past
The intellectual history of archaeology
The emergence of archaeological methods
The recognition and study of artefacts
Human origins
From hunting to farming
The discovery of civilizations
Achievements of early archaeology
Guide to further reading
Discovery and Investigation
Sites or landscapes?
Field archaeology
Remote sensing
Geographical information systems (GIS)
Landscape archaeology
Conclusions
Guide to further reading
Excavation
The development of excavation techniques
The interpretation of stratification
Planning an excavation
Excavation strategy
Records, archives and publication
Guide to further reading
Dating the Past
Background
Typology and cross-dating
Historical dating
Scientific dating techniques
Absolute techniques
Derivative techniques
The authenticity of artefacts
Conclusions
Guide to further reading
Archaeological Science
The nature of science
The environment
Climate
The geosphere
The biosphere
Humans
Artefacts and raw materials
Conservation
Statistics
Experimental archaeology
Conclusions
Guide to further reading
Making Sense of the Past
Where is archaeology at the beginning of the twenty-first century?
Archaeological theory
Towards processual archaeology
Towards postprocessual archaeology
Interpretive archaeology
Archaeology and the public
Conclusion
Guide to further reading
Glossary
Bibliography
Index 50 new topic boxes integrated into chapters

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