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    DescriptionThis entertaining Very Short Introduction reflects the enduring popularity of archaeology - a subject which appeals as a pastime, career, and academic discipline, encompasses the whole globe, and surveys 2.5 million years. From deserts to jungles, from deep caves to mountain tops, from pebble tools to satellite photographs, from excavation to abstract theory, archaeology interacts with nearly every other discipline in its attempts to reconstruct the past. In this new edition, Paul Bahn brings the text up to date, including information about new discoveries and interpretations in the field, and highlighting the impact of developments such as the potential use of DNA and stable isotopes in teeth, as well the effect technology and science are having on archaeological exploration. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


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    Title
    Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Bahn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 136
    Width: 116 mm
    Height: 174 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 110 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199657438
    ISBN 10: 0199657432
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    DC22: 930.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    ECPA Christian Book Category: BSTBIBARC
    B&T Approval Code: A17010000
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15510
    DC23: 930.1
    LC classification: CC165 .B27 2012
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    22 black and white illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    08 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Paul Bahn is a freelance writer, translator, and broadcaster in archaeology. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries magazine, vice-president of the Easter Island foundation, and corresponding member of the Archaeological Institute of America.
    Review quote
    Acclaim for the first edition: "A quite brilliant and level-headed look at the curious world of archaeology." --Barry Cunliffe, Oxford University, author of Europe Between the Oceans
    Table of contents
    1. The Origins and Development of Archaeology ; 2. Making a Date ; 3. Technology ; 4. How Did People Live? ; 5. How Did People Think? ; 6. Settlement and Society ; 7. How and Why Did Things Change? ; 8. Minorities and Sororities ; 9. Presenting the Past to the Public ; 10. The Future of the Past ; FURTHER READING ; INDEX