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    DescriptionArchaeology is a vast subject - it is the study of human society everywhere in the world, from distant human origins 3-4 million years ago up to the present day. The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology brings together 35 authors - all specialists in their own fields - to explain what archaeology is really about. This is one of the most comprehensive treatments of the subject and of the key debates ever attempted. It is designed to open up the world of archaeology to non-specialists and to provide an essential starting point for those who want to pursue particular topics in more depth.

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    The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Barry Cunliffe, Edited by Chris Gosden, Edited by Rosemary A. Joyce
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 1184
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 252 mm
    Thickness: 66 mm
    Weight: 2,100 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199271016
    ISBN 10: 0199271011

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    DC22: 930.1
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: SOC023000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15530
    BISAC V2.8: ARC000000, HIS051000, HIS052000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: CC65 .O96 2009
    Thema V1.0: GBC, JB, NK
    Illustrations note
    104 line drawings, 61 halftones
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    22 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Rosemary A. Joyce is Professor in the Department of Archaeology at the University of California at Berkeley.
    Review quote
    an impressive group of performers... excellent... an even-handed approach is one of the strengths of this handbook Clive Gamble, Times Literary Supplement
    Table of contents
    Introduction ; 1. THE NAME AND NATURE OF ARCHAEOLOGY ; The discipline of archaeology ; The formative century, 1860-1960 ; The theoretical scene, 1960-2000 ; Into the future ; Technologies ; 2. TOOLS OF THE TRADE ; Measuring the passage of time, achievements and challenges in archaeological dating ; Human activity in a spatial context ; Data collection by excavation ; Mastering materials ; 3. EARLY HUMANS ; The nature of humanness ; Early hominids ; The emergence of Home sapiens sapiens ; The Neanderthals ; Peopling the world ; 4. STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL ; Hunters and gatherers ; Early farming and domestication ; Studying diet ; 5. COMPLEX SOCIETIES AND THE FORMATION OF EARLY STATES ; Cultural complexity ; Trade and interaction ; China: state formation and urbanization ; Mesoamerica ; The central Andean region in prehistory ; 6. SOME REGIONAL OVERVIEWS ; The Mediterranean and its hinterland ; The archaeology of sub-Saharan Africa: an overview ; Pre-Islamic Central Asia ; The Circumpolar zone ; East Asia ; Australasia ; Pacific Islands ; North America ; South American archaeology ; 7. ISSUES AND DEBATES ; Indigenous voices and repatriation ; Sex and gender ; Archaeological representation: the consumption and creation of the past ; Community archaeology