Discovering Our Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology / Edition 5

Discovering Our Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology / Edition 5

by Wendy Ashmore, Robert Sharer, Sharer Robert
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0073530999

ISBN-13: 9780073530994

Pub. Date: 04/22/2009

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

This brief, inexpensive introduction to the techniques, methods, and theoretical frameworks of contemporary archaeology follows the same organizing principle as the text Archaeology: Discovering Our Past but features less detail. Archaeological methods and theory are covered comprehensively—at a reasonable level of detail—in under 300 pages.

Overview

This brief, inexpensive introduction to the techniques, methods, and theoretical frameworks of contemporary archaeology follows the same organizing principle as the text Archaeology: Discovering Our Past but features less detail. Archaeological methods and theory are covered comprehensively—at a reasonable level of detail—in under 300 pages. Illustrative examples and case studies present a temporal and geographic balance of both Old and New World sites. Abundant student aids include maps of archaeological areas, extensive illustrations, chapter introductions and summaries, a guide to further reading at the end of each chapter, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073530994
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
04/22/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

*Contents are preliminary*

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Archaeology’s Past

Chapter 3: Contemporary Approaches to Archaeology

Chapter 4: How Archaeology Works

Chapter 5: Fieldwork

Chapter 6: Analyzing the Past

Chapter 7: Dating the Past

Chapter 8: Reconstructing the Past

Chapter 9: Understanding the Past

Chapter 10: Archaeology Today

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