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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Colin Renfrew is Disney Professor Emeritus of Archaeology and former Director of thenbsp;McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge. He is thenbsp;author and editor of many books, including Before Civilization, Archaeology and Language, andnbsp;Prehistory and coeditor (with Paul Bahn) of The Cambridge World Prehistory. He is a fellow ofnbsp;the British Academy and a life peer in the House of Lords.

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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