Archaeology Essentials: Theories, Methods, and Practice / Edition 2

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An updated edition of the concise version of the best-selling introduction to archaeology.
This new brief version of the best-selling textbook was carefully rewritten to provide a readable and compact introduction to archaeology for those new to the field. No other book of this length can match its range of essential information and explanation. The vocabulary and the use of technical terms have been carefully reviewed. The amount of detail has been considerably reduced, and coverage of difficult or cutting-edge topics is made more accessible for students in courses that treat such subjects briefly. In particular, the coverage of archaeological theory and science has been substantially rewritten to provide a convenient overview without overwhelming the student.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500289129
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 4/15/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 92,877
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (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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