9780073530994

Discovering Our Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073530994

  • ISBN10:

    0073530999

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/22/2009
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

This brief, inexpensive introduction to the techniques, methods, and theoretical frameworks of contemporary archaeology follows the same organizing principle as the textArchaeology: Discovering Our Pastbut features less detail. Archaeological methods and theory are covered comprehensively--at a reasonable level of detail--in under 300 pages. Illustrative examples and case studies present a temporal and geographic balance of both Old and New World sites. Abundant student aids include maps of archaeological areas, extensive illustrations, chapter introductions and summaries, a guide to further reading at the end of each chapter, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

Table of Contents

Contents are preliminary*
Introduction
Archaeologyn++s Past
Contemporary Approaches to Archaeology
How Archaeology Works
Fieldwork
Analyzing the Past
Dating the Past
Reconstructing the Past
Understanding the Past
Archaeology Today
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