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 (Professor Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn) is Emeritus Disney Professor and Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at Cambridge University. He is the author and editor of a large number of publications, including Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice, with Paul Bahn, which is one of the standard textbooks on the subject.

Paul Bahn is a prehistorian and the author of numerous books on archaeology.

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