Archaeology: A Brief Introduction / Edition 10

Archaeology: A Brief Introduction / Edition 10

by Brian M. Fagan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205633382

ISBN-13: 9780205633388

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

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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:
9780205633388
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
12/31/2008
Series:
MyAnthroKit Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
8.02(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

1. 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.
6. Excavation.
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.
References.
Illustration Credits.
Index.

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