Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice / Edition 6

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The most authoritative and up-to-date archaeology textbook, revised and updated, and now in full color.
Since its first edition, Renfrew and Bahn’s Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice has been the leading academic source on what archaeologists do and how they do it. This indispensable resource is a comprehensive introduction to archaeology’s theories, methods, and practices in the field, the laboratory, and the library.Archaeology is organized around the key questions that archaeologists ask about the past and details the theories and methods used to answer those questions, from technical methods to theoretical approaches. The Sixth Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include the newest developments in the field and features an attractive new full-color design with additional box features, extensive drawings, charts, and photographs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500289761
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 277,788
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Colin Renfrew is the emeritus Disney Professor of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. He is one of the best-known and most influential contemporary archaeologists. He is especially well-known for his research on the ancient Aegean, his campaigns against looting and to preserve the world’s archaeological heritage, and his interests in archaeological theory and science. His contribution to archaeology has been recognized through seven prizes, including the Lucy Wharton Drexel Medal and the Latsis Prize of the European Science Foundation (both 2003) and the Balzan Prize (2004).

Paul Bahn is a world-renowned archaeological writer and an authority on rock art and the archaeology of Easter Island. He has published widely, both in the scholarly literature and in more popular books and articles on archaeology.

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