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In the Beginning / Edition 12
     

In the Beginning / Edition 12

by Brian M. Fagan
 

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ISBN-10: 0136026893

ISBN-13: 2900136026890

Pub. Date: 12/16/2008

Publisher: Pearson

In the Beginning uses an international perspective throughout while outlining the basic principles, methods, and theoretical approaches of modern archaeology. Its clear exposition of the basic principles of archaeology in combination with numerous interesting examples from all over the world and balanced coverage of archaeology makes this text a superb entry

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In the Beginning uses an international perspective throughout while outlining the basic principles, methods, and theoretical approaches of modern archaeology. Its clear exposition of the basic principles of archaeology in combination with numerous interesting examples from all over the world and balanced coverage of archaeology makes this text a superb entry point for beginners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900136026890
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
12/16/2008
Series:
MyAnthroKit Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576

Table of Contents

To the Reader

To the Instructor

About the Author

What Happened in Prehistory?

PART I

BACKGROUND TO ARCHAEOLOGY

Chapter 1 Introducing Archaeology

PART II

A SHORT HISTORY OF ARCHAEOLOGY: SIXTH CENTURY B.C. THROUGH A.D. 2007

Chapter 2 The Beginnings of Scientific Archaeology

Chapter 3 Science, Ecology, and the Many-voiced Past: from the

PART III

THE BASICS

Chapter 4 Matrix and Preservation

Chapter 5 Doing Archaeological Research

Chapter 6 Culture, Data, and Context

Chapter 7 How Old is It?

PART IV

RECOVERING THE DATA

Chapter 8 They Sought it Here, They Sought it There: Finding the Past

Chapter 9 Excavation

PART V

ANALYZING THE PAST: ARTIFACTS AND TECHNOLOGY

Chapter 10 Classifying Artifacts

Chapter 11 Technologies of the Ancients

PART VI

ENVIRONMENTS, LIFEWAYS, PEOPLE AND THE INTANGIBLE

Chapter 12 Ancient Environments

Chapter 13 Ancient Lifeways

Chapter 14 The Living Past

Chapter 15 Landscape and Settlement

Chapter 16 Interactions: People of the Past

Chapter 17 Archaeology and the Intangible

PART VII

MANAGING THE PAST

Chapter 18 Cultural Resource Management and Public Archaeology

Chapter 19 Archaeology and Contemporary Society

PART VIII

CAREERS AND RESOURCES

Chapter 20 So You Want to Become an Archaeologist?

Glossary

Bibliography

Photo Credits

Index

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