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Archaeology essentials : theories, methods, practice with 295 illustrations / Colin Renfrew, Paul Bahn.

Author:
Renfrew, Colin, 1937- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
London : Thames & Hudson, 2015.
Εdition:
Third edition.
Description:
352 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm
Summary note:
A guide to all aspects of archaeology, this work provides a readable and compact introduction to archaeology for those new to the field. Long-established techniques are carefully explained as well as exciting new methods as the authors describe the ways in which archaeologists seek to explain and interpret the remote past of humankind.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Preface -- Introduction -- The nature and aims of archaeology -- The searchers -- The history of archaeology -- What is left? -- The variety of the evidence -- Where? -- Survey and excavation of sites and features -- When? -- Dating methods and chronology -- How were societies organized? -- Social archaeology -- What was the environment and what did they eat? -- Environment, subsistence, and diet -- How were artifacts made, used, and distributed? -- Technology, trade, and exchange -- What were they like? -- The bioarchaeology of people -- What did they think? -- Cognitive archaeology -- Why did things change? -- Explanation in archaeology -- Whose past? -- Archaeology and the public -- The future of the past -- Managing our heritage.
Subject(s):
Other title(s):
Archeology essentials
ISBN:
  • 9780500291597 ((paperback))
  • 0500291594 ((paperback))
LCCN:
2014944450
OCLC:
904331813
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