Introducing Archaeology

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University of Toronto Press, 2006 - Social Science - 257 pages

Introducing Archaeology is a concise and economical text designed for first-year archaeology courses, with materials presented in a straightforward and clear manner. The text situates archaeology historically and in the contemporary world, contextualizing the discipline within academia, industry, politics, popular culture, and social movements. It also addresses the national and international regulations and codes of ethics that govern much of archaeology today. Archaeological methods comprise the core of the text with a focus on reconstructing culture history, ecological adaptations, and the social and ideological aspects of culture.

This text is accompanied by an instructor's manual on CD-Rom that includes chapter outlines, lecture suggestions, discussion questions, power-point presentation, and a test bank.

Special Combined Price: Introducing Archaeology may be ordered together with Reading Archaeology at a special discounted price. In order to secure the package price, the following ISBN must be used when ordering: 978-1-55402-668-5.

 

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Contents

Situating Archaeology
1
List of Figures
2
List of Tables
4
Looking at Archaeologys Past
25
Managing Archaeology in the Early
45
Comprehending
69
Working in the Field
89
Working in the Laboratory
111
Reconstructing Culture History
133
Reconstructing Ecological Adaptations
155
Reconstructing the Social
175
Explaining Things
195
EPILOGUE
214
Bibliography
232
Sources
242
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Robert J. Muckle is a Professor of Archaeology at Capilano College, Vancouver, BC.

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