by David Hurst Thomas
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The Third Edition of David Hurst Thomas's ARCHAEOLOGY reflects the fascinating combination of traditional, formal scientific technique and the postmodern humanistic approach that defines archaeology today. Offering a dynamic account of history and theory, Thomas also emphasizes the importance of ideology and cognition.

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ISBN-13: 9780030199264
Publisher: Harcourt College Publishers
Publication date: 03/28/1979
Edition description: 2nd ed
Pages: 510

Table of Contents

1. Meet Some Real Archaeologists. 2. Anthropology, Science, and the Humanities. 3. Levels of Archaeological Theory. 4. Doing Fieldwork: Surveying for Archaeological Sites. 5. Doing Fieldwork: Remote Sensing as Noninvasive Archaeology. 6. Doing Fieldwork: Why Archaeologists Dig Square Holes. 7. Chronology Building: How to Get a Date. 8. Chronology Building: How to Understand Straitigraphy. 9. Chronology Building: Low-Level Archaeological Theory in Action. 10. Middle-Range Research: Ethnoarchaeology and Experimental Archaeology. 11. People, Plants, and Animals in the Past. 12. Some Bioarchaeological Approaches to the Past. 13. Understanding the Social Systems of the Past. 14. The Archaeology of Foragers: Seasons, Life Space, and Gender. 15. Some Neo-Evolutionary Approaches. 16. Archaeology of the Mind: Some Cognitive Approaches. 17. Archaeology of the Mind: Some Empathetic Approaches. 18. Historical Archaeology: Exploring Capitalism and Power in Anglo-America. 19. Historical Archaeology: Exploring African America. 20. The Business of Archaeology: Caring for America's Cultural Heritage. 21. Archaeology's Unfinished Business: Who Owns the Past? Sources. Bibliography. Index. Credits.

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