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This new edition by David Hurst Thomas and Robert L. Kelly pairs two of archaeology's most recognized names—with a combined 70 years of experience—for the first time. David Hurst Thomas of the American Museum of Natural History and Robert L. Kelly of the University of Wyoming bring readers a textbook rich with examples drawn from their experiences leading excavations over the past thirty years. A major revision, this fourth edition of ARCHAEOLOGY reflects the most recent research and changes in the field, while covering the core concepts in an exceptionally student-friendly fashion. This edition continues a tradition of academic rigor and engaging writing style that have made this text one of the most well-respected and best-selling texts in the discipline. The new edition is enhanced with full-color photos and a completely new design. The rich array of supplemental resources includes a new companion website, as well as the option to use a new CD-ROM, DOING FIELDWORK: ARCHAEOLOGICAL DEMONSTRATIONS developed by the authors.
1. Meet Some Real Archaeologists. 2. Archaeology, Anthropology, Science and Humanities. 3. The Structure of Archaeological Inquiry. 4. Doing Fieldwork: Surveying for Archaeological Sites. 5. Doing Fieldwork: Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems. 6. Doing Fieldwork: Why Archaeologists Dig Square Holes. 7. Geoarchaeology and Site Formation Processes. 8. Chronology Building: How to Get a Date. 9. The Dimensions of Archaeology: Time, Space, and Form. 10. Taphonomy, Experimental Archaeology, and Ethnoarchaeology. 11. People, Plants, and Animals in the Past. 12. Bioarchaeological Approaches to the Past. 13. Reconstructing Social and Political Systems of the Past. 14. The Archaeology of the Mind. 15. Understanding Key Transitions in World Prehistory. 16. Historical Archaeology: Insights on American History. 17. Caring for America's Cultural Heritage. 18. Archaeology's Future.