Archaeology : A Brief Introduction

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For courses in Archaeology and as a supplement for courses in Physical Anthropology where the instructor would like to integrate archaeology.Brief and highly engaging, this introduction to the fundamental principles of method and theory in archaeology begins with the goals of archaeology, then goes on to consider the basic concepts of culture, time, and space, and the finding and excavation of archaeological more

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  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 156 x 230.6 x 14.7mm | 453.6g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 8th edition
  • 0130994367
  • 9780130994363

Table of contents

1. Fossils, Cities, and Civilizations: The Birth of a Science. 2. Introducing Archaeology and Prehistory. 3. Culture and Context. 4. Space and Time. 5. Finding Archaeological Sites. 6. Excavation. 7. Classification and Technology. 8. The Present and the Past. 9. Ancient Climate and Environment. 10. Come Tell Me How You Lived. 11. Settlement and Trade. 12. The Archaeology of People. 13. Explaining the Past. 14. Archaeology and You. Sites and Cultures Mentioned in the Text. Guide to Further Reading. Glossary of Technical Terms. References. Illustration Credits. more

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