Archaeology: A Brief Introduction / Edition 10by Brian M. Fagan
Pub. Date: 12/31/2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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.
Table of Contents1. Fossils, Cities, and Civilizations: The Birth of a Science.
2. Introducing Archaeology and Prehistory.
3. Culture and Context.
4. Space and Time.
5. Finding Archaeological Sites.
7. Classification and Technology.
8. The Present and the Past.
9. Ancient Climate and Environment.
10. Come Tell Me How You Lived.
11. Settlement and Trade.
12. The Archaeology of People.
13. Explaining the Past.
14. Archaeology and You.
Sites and Cultures Mentioned in the Text.
Guide to Further Reading.
Glossary of Technical Terms.
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