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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 1/16/2009
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This text pairs two of archaeology's most recognized names: Robert L. Kelly and David Hurst Thomas, who together have over 70 years of experience leading excavations. The fifth edition of ARCHAEOLOGY reflects the most recent research and changes in the field, while covering core concepts in an exceptionally student-friendly fashion using personalized examples and high-interest topics. This edition continues a tradition of combining academic rigor with an engaging writing style that has made ARCHAEOLOGY one of the most well-respected and best-selling texts in the discipline. The new, streamlined edition is enhanced with full-color photos and a completely new design. The rich array of supplemental resources includes a book companion website, as well as a CD-ROM developed by the authors entitled, DOING FIELDWORK: ARCHAEOLOGICAL DEMONSTRATIONS.

Table of Contents

Meet Some Real Archaeologists
The Structure of Archaeological Inquiry
Doing Fieldwork: Surveying for Archaeological Sites
Doing Fieldwork: Why Archaeologists Dig Square Holes
Geoarchaeology and Site Formation Processes
Chronology Building: How to Get a Date
The Dimensions of Archaeology: Time, Space, and Form
Taphonomy, Experimental Archaeology, and Ethnoarchaeology
People, Plants, and Animals in the Past
Bioarchaeological Approaches to the Past
Reconstructing Social and Political Systems of the Past
The Archaeology of the Mind
Understanding Key Transitions in World Prehistory
Historical Archaeology: Insights on American History
Caring for America's Cultural Heritage
Archaeology's Future
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