Lessons from the past: An Introductory Reader in Archaeology

Lessons from the past: An Introductory Reader in Archaeology

by Kenneth L. Feder
     
 

This supplementary reader offers 39 articles and biographical sketches that demonstrate how the study of the past can make a genuine contribution to our understanding of the present.  See more details below

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This supplementary reader offers 39 articles and biographical sketches that demonstrate how the study of the past can make a genuine contribution to our understanding of the present.

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This introduction into the field of archaeology is designed to show beginning students how archaeology is applied. The articles are divided into six thematic parts, examining such topics as how studying past societies can help us gain insights into the present; how archaeology can provide a voice for marginalized peoples that might otherwise remain voiceless; how using archaeology can solve historical puzzles; how can archaeologists know what they are looking at; and how the methodology of archaeology has been used to solve crimes. In each section there are articles showing how archaeology has been applied in a variety of circumstances, as well as an autobiographical article describing a variety of archaeologists' own interests and pursuits. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780767404532
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.39(d)

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