Archaeology Essentials Theories, Methods and Practice

ISBN-10: 050028637X
ISBN-13: 9780500286371
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Description: An abridged version of the bestselling textbook on what archaeologists do and how they do it. This new volume has all the authority of Colin Renfrew and Paul Bahn's groundbreaking guide to all aspects of archaeology, but it has been carefully  More...

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Book details

List price: $13.00
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 3/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

An abridged version of the bestselling textbook on what archaeologists do and how they do it. This new volume has all the authority of Colin Renfrew and Paul Bahn's groundbreaking guide to all aspects of archaeology, but it has been carefully rewritten to provide a readable and compact introduction to archaeology for those new to the field. No other book of this length can match its range of essential information and explanation. Long-established techniques are carefully explained as well as exciting new methods as the authors describe the ways in which archaeologists seek to explain and interpret the remote past of humankind. 200 illustrations.

Preface
Introduction: The nature and aims of archaeology
The Searchers: The history of archaeology
What is Left?: The variety of the evidence
Where?: Survey and excavation of sites and features
When?: Dating methods and chronology
How Were Societies Organized?: Social archaeology
What Was the Environment? What Did They Eat?: Environment, subsistence, and diet
How Were Artifacts Made, Used, and Distributed?: Technology, trade, and exchange
What Did They Think? What Were They Like?: Cognitive archaeology and the archaeology of people
Why Did Things Change?: Explanation in archaeology
Whose Past?: Archaeology and the public
Glossary
Illustration Credits
Index

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