Archaeology: A Brief Introduction / Edition 8

Archaeology: A Brief Introduction / Edition 8

by Brian Fagan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130994367

ISBN-13: 9780130994363

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: Pearson Education

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 sites. The volume provides an introduction to archaeology and prehistory and puts culture, space…  See more details below

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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 sites. The volume provides an introduction to archaeology and prehistory and puts culture, space and time, the present and the past, settlement and trade in an archaeological context. It also addresses finding archaeological sites, excavation, classification and technology, ancient climate and environment and the archaeology of society. For those interested in a thorough presentation of how archaeologists study human behavior in the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130994363
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
EIGHTH
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

To the Reader
To the Instructor
1The Birth of a Science1
2Archaeology as Anthropology19
3Culture33
4The Present and the Past49
5Time70
6Space91
7Finding and Assessing Archaeological Sites101
8Excavation119
9Ordering the Past: Technology138
10Subsistence159
11Settlement and Trade176
12The Archaeology of Society192
13Explaining the Past211
14Archaeology Tomorrow228
Sites and Cultures Mentioned in the Text235
Guide to Further Reading239
Glossary246
Illustration Credits258
Index261

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