Archaeology : Down to Earth

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This edition of the highly personal, informative, readable and entertaining perspective on 'what's up in contemporary American archaeology' contains a whole range of fresh material. These new features include an emphasis on the evolving relationship between archaeologists and Native American peoples; a new integration of scientific and humanistic approaches; on the increased importance of cognitive archaeology; focus on the increased participation of women; stress on the importance of applied archaeology; a new section on African America; emphasis on the importance of remote sensing in 'non-destructive archaeology', and on new developments at the molecular level.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 441 pages
  • 162.56 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 612.35g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • b/w illus
  • 015505189X
  • 9780155051898

Table of contents

What is archaeology; anthropology, science and the humantities; chronology building - how to get a date; chronology building - low-level archaeological theory in action; fieldwork - why archaeologists walk straight lines and dig square holes; middle-range research - ethnoarchaeology and experimental archaeology; how people get their groceries - reconstructing human subsistance and ecology; some bioarchaeological perspectives on the past; understanding social systems of the past; general theory in archaeology - some neo-evolutionary approaches; an archaeology of the human mind; archaeology in the 21st century.
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