Archaeology: a brief introduction
For introductory level courses in Archaeology and as a supplement for courses in Physical Anthropology where the instructor would like to integrate archaeology. This introduction to the fundamental principles of method and theory in archaeology, is the only book that also exposes students to archaeology as a career.The book begins with the goals of archaeology, then goes on to consider the basic concepts of culture, time, and space, and the finding and excavation of archaeological sites.
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