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Companion to Archaeology

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ISBN-10: 1405149795

ISBN-13: 9781405149792

Edition: 2004

Authors: Timothy Earle, Christopher S. Peebles, John Bintliff

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A Companion to Archaeology features essays from 27 of the world's leading authorities on different types of archaeology that aim to define the field and describe what it means to be an archaeologist. Shows that contemporary archaeology is an astonishingly broad activity, with many contrasting specializations and ways of approaching the material record of past societies. Includes essays by experts in reading the past through art, linguistics, or the built environment, and by professionals who present the past through heritage management and museums. Introduces the reader to a range of archaeologists: those who devote themselves to the philosophy of archaeology, those who see…    
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Book details

List price: $56.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/23/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 572
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Thinking About Archaeology
Analytical Archaeology
The Great Dark Book: Archaeology, Experience and Interpretation
Current Themes and Novel Departures
Archaeology and the Genetic Revolution
Archaeology and Language: Methods and Issues
The Archaeology of Gender
Archaeology and Social Theory
Materiality, Space, Time and Outcome
Archaeological Perspectives on Local Communities
Archaeology and Technology
Time, Structure and Agency: the Annales, Emergent Complexity and Archaeology
Major Traditions in Archaeology in Contemporary Perspective
Archaeological Dating
Chronology of the Human Narrative
Archaeology and Indigenous Peoples: Attitudes Towards Power in Ancient Oaxaca
Classical Archaeology
The Archaeologies of Recent History: Historical, Post-Medieval, and Modern World
Animal Bones and Plant Remains
Ecology in Archaeology: From Cognition to Action
The Archaeology of Landscape
Archaeology and Art
Putting Infinity up on Trial: A Consideration of the Role of Scientific Thinking in Future Archaeologies
Experiencing Archaeological Fieldwork
Archaeology and the Public
Public archaeology: A European Perspective
Persistent Dilemmas in American Cultural Resource Management
Museum Studies
Relating Anthropology and Archaeology
Archaeology and Politics
Archaeology and Green Issues
Index