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Archaeology Discovering Our Past

ISBN-10: 0767427270
ISBN-13: 9780767427272
Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $187.67
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 7/29/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 744
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.146
Language: English

Introduction
Viewing the Past Understanding
Ourselves through Our Past Destruction of Our Heritage
What Is Archaeology?
Archaeology and Pseudoarchaeology Archaeology and Science
Archaeology and History Historical and Prehistoric
Archaeology Archaeology, Anthropology, and Culture
Archaeology as a Profession
Archaeologists at Work: Patty Jo Watson: Archaeology and Science
The Origins of Archaeology
The Growth of the Scientific Disciplines
Antiquarians and the Origins of Archaeology
The Transition to Professional Archaeology
The Emergence of Modern Archaeology
Contemporary Approaches Culture History
Cultural Process
Emergent Perspectives
The Interplay of Archaeological Perspectives
Archaeologists at Work: Kent V. Flannery: Coping with Explanation in Archaeology: Advice from the Master
Constructs: The Nature of Archaeological Data
The Forms of Archaeological Data
The Determinants of Archaeological Data
The Structure of Archaeological Data
Approaches to Archaeological Data Gathering
Archaeologists at Work: Steven A. LeBlane
Of Pots and Pillage
Archaeological Research
The Scope of Research Research Projects
Research Design A Case Study in Research Design
Modern Archaeological Research at Cop�n, Honduras
Archaeologists at Work: Mary Carroll: Using Information Technology in Archeology
Archaeological Reconnaissance and Surface Survey
Objectives of Reconnaissance and Surface
Survey Literature, Luck, and Legends
Methods of Reconnaissance and Surface Survey
Approaches to Reconnaissnce and Surface Survey
Reliability of Surface Collection Site
Definition by Reconnaissance and Surface Survey
Excavation Stratification and Stratigraphy
Approaches to Excavation Excavation Methodology
Archaeologists at Work: David W. Sedat: A Day in the Life of a Field Archaeologist
Field Processing and Classification Data Processing Classification
Temporal Frameworks Archaeological
Age Determination Geological and Geochemical
Age Determination Faunal and Floral Associations Radiometric
Age Determination Archaeomagnetic
Age Determination Calendrical
Age Determination Evaluating
Age Determination Methods Experimental Methods
Analysis of Artifacts
Lithic Artifacts
Ceramic Artifacts
Metal Artifacts
Organic Artifacts
Artifacts and Sampling
Archaeologists at Work
Pottery in the High Tech Lab
Analysis of Ecofacts Floral
Remains Faunal
Remains Human
Remains Soils and Sediments
Ecofacts and Sampling
Analysis of Features Constructed
Features Cummulative Features
Features and Sampling
Analogy and Archaeological Interpretation
Using Analogy in Interpretation
Misuse of Analogy Specific
Analogy General Analogy
Sources for Analogy Archaeologists at Work
Letting Lions Speak for Fossil Bones
Technology and Environment
Relating Culture and Environment
Reconstructing
Technology Reconstructing
Environment Reconstructing Subsistence
Archaeologists at Work
Dawn of a New Stone Age in Eye Surgery
Social Systems Exchange
Systems Settlement
Archaeology Population Reconstruction Social
Implications from Burials Evidence of Social Identities
Archaeologists at Work: Lynne Goldstein: Excavating Burials Today
Ideological and Symbol
Systems Recognizing and Analyzing
Symbols Abstract and Depictive
Material Symbols Writing, Notation, and Measurement Systems
Worldviews Ideology and Cultural Change Archaeologists at Work
The Archaeological Study of Gender
Frameworks for the Past Culture Historical
Frameworks Cultural
Processual Frameworks
Emergent Frameworks Multiple
Approaches to Understanding the Past Causes of Prehistoric Cultural Change
Challenges to Archaeology
Major Sources of Challenge
Facing the Challenges to Archaeology
The Responsibilities of Archaeology
Archaeologists at Work
The Mirror, the Bridge, and the Long
Road Home: My Work as a Native
American Archaeologist
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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