Archaeology

Archaeology : The Key Concepts

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From two of the best-known archaeological writers in the trade, this outstanding resource provides a thorough survey of the key ideas in archaeology, and how they impact on archaeological thinking and method. Clearly written, and easy to follow, Archaeology: The Key Concepts collates entries written specifically by field specialists, and each entry offers a definition of the term, its origins and development, and all the major figures involved in the area. The entries include: * thinking about landscape * archaeology of cult and religion * cultural evolution * concepts of time * urban societies * the antiquity of humankind * archaeology of gender * feminist archaeology * experimental archaeology * multiregional evolution. With guides to further reading, extensive cross-referencing, and accessibly written for even beginner students, this book is a superb guide for anyone studying, teaching, or with any interest in this fascinating subject.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 134 x 216 x 24mm | 340.2g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415317584
  • 9780415317580
  • 552,071

About Lord Colin Renfrew

Colin Renfrew is Disney Professor of Archaeology and Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research in Cambridge. Paul Bahn is a freelance writer.show more

Table of contents

List of Key Concepts. Contributors. Introduction. Key Concepts. Indexshow more