Out of the past: An Introduction to Archaeology / Edition 1

Out of the past: An Introduction to Archaeology / Edition 1

by David Webster, William T. Sanders, Susan Toby Evans, William Sanders
     
 

ISBN-10: 155934153X

ISBN-13: 9781559341530

Pub. Date: 10/22/1992

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Out of the Past presents a scientific approach to studying how and why cultures change, examining not only what archaeologists find, but also how they gather data and test their hypotheses.

Overview

Out of the Past presents a scientific approach to studying how and why cultures change, examining not only what archaeologists find, but also how they gather data and test their hypotheses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559341530
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
10/22/1992
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. What is Archaeology?1. Introduction to Anthropology and Archaeology 2. In Search of Ourselves: The Development of Anthropology and Archaeology Part II. Doing Archaeology 3. Learning about the Past: The Case of the Maya Copan 4. Archaeological Methods 5. Conceptual Framework 6. Human Habitats Part III. Reconstructing the Past 7. Family and Household, Community and Society 8. Artisans and Traders 9. Signs and Symbols 10. Power, Prestige, and Wealth 11. Realms 12. The Spirit World: Religion and Ideology Part IV. The Archaeology of Ancient Civilizations 13. The Rise of Civilization in the Old World 14. The Rise of Civilization in the New World Part V. Explaining the Past 15. The Fall of Civilizations: Another Lesson from Copan 16. Explanation and Archaeology Appendix: Critical Thinking Skills Glossary Bibliography Acknowledgments Index

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