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Images of the Past / Edition 7

Images of the Past / Edition 7

by Gary Feinman, T. Douglas Price
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ISBN-13: 9780078034978
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 09/25/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 1,148,464
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Gary Feinman is Curator of Mesoamerican Anthropology at The Field Museum in Chicago. He also is an AdjunctProfessor of Anthropology at both the University of Illinois–Chicago and Northwestern University. Feinman’s current research, which he directs with Linda Nicholas, is focused on understanding the economy and daily life at the time of the Monte Albán state in the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico, primarily through excavations at the site of El Palmillo. He also is involved in a regional settlement pattern project in eastern Shandong Province, China, with colleagues from The Field Museum and Shandong University. Feinman is the author of various books and articles and has conducted field researchin the North American Southwest. He has taught postgraduate classes in Mexico and China. In addition to archaeology, Feinman enjoys sports, hiking, time with family and friends, travel, and communicating about science and archaeology to the public through diverse media and means.
Doug Price is Weinstein Professor of European Archaeology and Director of the Laboratory for Archaeological Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he has been on the faculty for more than 35 years. He was also 6th Century Chair in Archaeological Science at the University of Aberdeen for several years beforehis retirement. He is currently Honorary Professor in the Department of Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. His research has involved substantial fieldwork on the beginnings of agriculture in southern Scandinavia and laboratory studies using strontium isotopes to study prehistoric human mobility. He has been involved in fieldwork in Denmark, Ireland, Wisconsin, Michigan, the Netherlands, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Israel, and New Mexico. He likes archaeology, most children, cooking, college football. He doesn't like lengthy, self-promoting descriptions by a book's author.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1. Principles of Archaeology

Chapter 2. The First Humans

Chapter 3. Out of Africa: Homo Erectus

Chapter 4. The Hunters

Chapter 5. Postglacial Foragers

Chapter 6. The Origins of Agriculture

Chapter 7. Native North Americans

Chapter 8. Ancient Mesoamerica

Chapter 9. South America: The Inca and Their Predecessors

Chapter 10. States and Empires in Asia and Africa

Chapter 11. Prehistoric Europe

Chapter 12. The Past as Present and Future
Appendix: Common Measurement Conversions and Equivalents

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