Archaeology: An Introduction
Archaeology: An Introduction looks behind the popular aspects of archaeology such as the discovery and excavation of sites, the study of human remains and animal bones, radiocarbon dating, museums and 'heritage' displays, and reveals the methods used by archaeologists. It also explains how the subject emerged from an amateur pursuit in the eighteenth century into a serious discipline, and explores changing fashions in interpretation in recent decades.
This fifth edition has been updated by a new co-author, Tom Moore, and continues to include key references and guidance to help new readers find their way through the ever expanding range of archaeological publications. It conveys the excitement of new archaeological discoveries that appear on television or in newspapers while helping readers to evaluate them by explaining the methods and theories that lie behind them. Above all, while serving as a lucid textbook, it remains a very accessible account that will interest a wide readership. In addition to drawing upon examples and case studies from many regions of the world and periods of the past, it incorporates the authors' own fieldwork, research and teaching and features a new four-colour text design and colour illustrations plus an additional 50 topic boxes.
The comprehensive glossary and bibliography are complemented by a support website hosted by Routledge to assist further study and wider learning. It includes chapter overviews, a testbank of questions, powerpoint discussion questions, web-links to support material for every chapter plus an online glossary and image bank.
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Visit the companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/greene for additional resources, including:
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - soniaandree - LibraryThing
This book is part of the SA188 introductory course in Archaeology from the Open University (UK). It simply explains the 'scientific' side of archaeology that is usually presented to first-year ... Read full review
Review: Archaeology: An IntroductionUser Review - Neil Mcdonnell - Goodreads
A very good and well rounded read. Not so much for the casual reader, but more suited for undergraduate reading. Read full review