Archaeology: The Basics

Archaeology: The Basics

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This second edition from our successful Basics series presents another chance to delve into this increasingly popular subject. Fully updated, Archaeology: The Basics has been revised to reflect growth in areas such as material culture, human evolution and the political use of the past.

Lively and engaging, some of the key questions answered include:

What are the basic concepts of archaeology?
How and what do we know about people and objects from the past?
What makes a good explanation in archaeology?
How do we know where to look?

From everyday examples to the more obscure, this is essential reading for all students, independent archaeologists and indeed all those who want to know more about archaeological thought, history and practice. A piece of broken pottery will never seem the same again.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 133 x 197 x 22.86mm | 302g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 17 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0415359759
  • 9780415359757
  • 307,715

Table of contents

1. What is Archaeology? 2. How Many Archaeologies Are There? 3. Basic Concepts 4. People 5. Objects 6. Time and Space 7. Change and Stasis 8. Identity and Power
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About Clive Gamble

Clive Gamble is Professor of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London and Co-Director of the British Academy Centenary Project: From Lucy to language: the archaeology of the social brain.
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