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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|
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