Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice

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Thames and Hudson, 2000 - Social Science - 640 pages
The bestselling textbook introduction to archaeology goes into its third edition, with increased coverage of the entire subject, from the history of archaeology to excavation, evidence, environment and conservation provided by 32 extra pages. All the most up-to-date theories and methods are included, from identity and gender archaeology to Chlorine-36 and the dating of rock art, molecular genetics and the latest techniques of artifact analysis. More than 600 illustrations include world maps, charts, diagrams and reconstructions, and over 100 special features cover major topics from underwater archaeology to radiocarbon dating, with summaries of 30 influential excavations.

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User Review  - orak100 - LibraryThing

Like most, this book was recommended reading on my undergrad degree. I used it many times as a reference work, both during uni and in the field. It is easy to read and accessible for anyone with an interest in archaeological practice. Highly recommended for anyone wishing to study archaeology. Read full review

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User Review  - PammieJR - LibraryThing

I know I bought this book with the grand scheme of reading it before I started grad school in Anthropology. I bought it in 1996, I am embarrassed to say, I have never read it. Read full review

About the author (2000)

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 archaeology writer. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including the standard introduction to cave art, Journey through the Ice Age.

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