Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice

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Thames & Hudson, 2008 - Social Science - 656 pages
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This best-selling textbook on what archaeologists do and how they do it has now been completely revised. Structured according to the key questions that archaeologists ask themselves, it provides coverage of all the major developments in methods, science, technology, and theory.

For the fifth edition, the voices of indigenous archaeologists have been included, and there is updated coverage of archaeological ethics and Cultural Resource Management. Recent findings are discussed, and there is expanded coverage of topics such as bioarchaeology and geoarchaeology.

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User Review  - Reg - Goodreads

Although by no means an expert, I do have some issues with some of the book's "boxes", eg the one regarding the Lindow Man -- if I remember right, the book states that it is unknown why he died, but ... Read full review

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This book is one of it kinds! Its all about archaeology and its method in field works! ARCHAEOLOGY ROCKS!!! :) Read full review


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Colin Renfrew is the emeritus Disney Professor of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. He is one of the best-known and most influential contemporary archaeologists. He is especially well-known for his research on the ancient Aegean, his campaigns against looting and to preserve the world's archaeological heritage, and his interests in archaeological theory and science. His contribution to archaeology has been recognized through seven prizes, including the Lucy Wharton Drexel Medal and the Latsis Prize of the European Science Foundation (both 2003) and the Balzan Prize (2004).

Paul Bahn is a world-renowned archaeological writer and an authority on rock art and the archaeology of Easter Island. He has published widely, both in the scholarly literature and in more popular books and articles on archaeology.

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