9780495814092

Archaeology Down to Earth

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495814092

  • ISBN10:

    0495814091

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

In this passionate, down-to-earth introduction to archaeological method and theory, the authors present a welcome alternative to the third-person accounts found in other archaeology books on the market. By including their own fieldwork among the many examples, these authors offer their readers real, exciting insights into the practice of archaeology today. This book emphasizes the importance of seeking multiple perspectives and explanations to understand the past. The Fourth Edition features a new full-color design that enhances key points of the book's many images.

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
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
Historical Archaeology: Insights on American History
Caring for the Global Cultural Heritage
Glossary
Bibliography
Photo Credits
Index
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