Cengage Advantage Books: Archaeology:Down to Earth: Down to Earth / Edition 4by David Hurst Thomas
Pub. Date: 01/01/2010
Publisher: Cengage Learning
This new brief edition pairs two of archaeology's most recognized names--David Hurst Thomas of the American Museum of Natural History and Robert L. Kelly of the University of Wyoming. The authors' passionate, down-to-earth introduction to archaeological method and theory makes the book ideal for all students, whether or not they intend to pursue a career in… See more details below
This new brief edition pairs two of archaeology's most recognized names--David Hurst Thomas of the American Museum of Natural History and Robert L. Kelly of the University of Wyoming. The authors' passionate, down-to-earth introduction to archaeological method and theory makes the book ideal for all students, whether or not they intend to pursue a career in archaeology. Students will gain an immediate, concrete impression of what the practice of archaeology involves. The authors include well-chosen examples to show how archaeologists have worked through actual problems in the field and in the lab. After using this text, students will be better able to ask questions, solve problems, and discern "truth" from "fiction." They will learn about the nature of archaeological data and how archaeologists do such things as archaeological survey and excavation. They will also develop their sense of scientific logic and gain a better understanding of career opportunities available to archaeologists. This edition is enhanced with a new full-color design that improves the visual presentation and enables students to more clearly see the key points of an image. A rich array of supplemental resources includes a new companion website as well as the option to use the DOING FIELDWORK: ARCHAEOLOGICAL DEMONSTRATIONS CD-ROM, Version 2.0, also developed by the authors.
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Table of Contents
1. Meet Some Real Archaeologists. 2. The Structure of Archaeological Inquiry. 3. Doing Fieldwork: Surveying for Archaeological Sites. 4. Doing Fieldwork: Why Archaeologists Dig Square Holes. 5. Chronology Building: How to Get a Date. 6. The Dimensions of Archaeology: Time, Space, and Form. 7. Taphonomy, Experimental Archaeology, and Ethnoarchaeology. 8. People, Plants, and Animals in the Past. 9. Bioarchaeological Approaches to the Past. 10. Reconstructing Social and Political Systems of the Past. 11. The Archaeology of the Mind. 12. Historical Archaeology: Insights on American History. 13. Caring for the Global Cultural Heritage. Glossary. Bibliography. Photo Credits. Index.
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