Historical Archaeology / Edition 2

Historical Archaeology / Edition 2

by Charles E. Orser Jr.
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Historical Archaeology / Edition 2

Significantly revised and expanded, the second edition of this popular book provides a short, readable introduction to historical archaeology. Stressing a global perspective, it shows that this subject has real importance to understanding the world in which we live today. This comprehensive book also includes a look at career prospects in the field for interested readers. The overall approach is descriptive and explanatory: it describes fundamental principles, the history of the field, and basic definitions; moves through methods and discusses topics such as time and space, historical artifacts, survey, and excavation; and then presents basic archaeological theories and research. For readers interested in historical archaeology, a rapidly expanding field that has been recently conducted on every continent in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780131115613
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/14/2004
Series: MySearchLab Series
Edition description: Subsequent
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 791,281
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. What Is Historical Archaeology?

2. A Brief History of Historical Archaeology.

3. Historical Culture, Society, and Historical Sites.

4. Historical Artifacts.

5. Time and Space.

6. Historical Site Survey and Location.

7. Pre-Excavation Fieldwork: Documents, Interviews, Buildings.

8. Archaeological Fieldwork: Field and Laboratory.

9. Interpreting the Historical Past.

10. The Archaeology of Groups.

11. Global Historical Archaeology.

12. Historical Archaeology and Culture Resource Management.

13. The Past in the Present.

14. Guide to Further Reading.

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