Archaeology Down to Earth

ISBN-10: 1133950914

ISBN-13: 9781133950912

Edition: 5th 2014

List price: $93.95
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This new brief edition pairs two of archaeology's most recognized names -- David Hurst Thomas of the American Museum of Natural History and Robert L. Kelly of the University of Wyoming. Their well-chosen examples show how archaeologists have worked through actual problems in the field and in the lab. After using this book, readers will be better able to ask questions, solve problems, and discern "truth" from "fiction." They will learn about the nature of archaeological data and how archaeologists do such things as archaeological survey and excavation. They also will develop their sense of scientific logic and gain a better understanding of career opportunities available to archaeologists. This edition's enhanced full-color design improves the visual presentation and enables users to more clearly see the key points of an image. A rich array of supplemental resources includes a new companion website, as well as the option to use the Doing Fieldwork: Archaeological Demonstrations CD-ROM, Version 2.0, also developed by the authors.
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Book details

List price: $93.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2013
Binding: Looseleaf - sheets only 
Pages: 304
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Robert L. Kelly began collecting arrowheads in farmers' fields when he was 10 years old. He has participated in archaeological research since 1973, when he was a sophomore in high school. He has worked on excavations in North and South America and conducted ethnographic research in Madagascar. He currently is conducting research into the Paleo-Indian archaeology of Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains. A former president of the Society for American Archaeology and a past secretary of the Archaeology Division of the American Anthropological Association, Kelly has published nearly 100 articles and books, including the 1996 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Book THE FORAGING SPECTRUM: DIVERSITY IN HUNTING AND GATHERING SOCIETIES. Dr. Kelly has been a professor at the University of Wyoming since 1997.

Heather Burke and Claire Smith are in the Department of Archaeology at Flinders University, Australia. Dorothy Lippert is in the Repatriation Office of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Joe Watkins is chair of the American Indian Studies Department at University of Oklahoma. Larry Zimmerman is Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies at Indiana University, Indianapolis.

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