Introducing Archaeology: Second Edition

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University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 2014 - Social Science - 304 pages

Introducing Archaeology offers a lively alternative to many other texts. While covering traditional elements of archaeology, including methods and prehistory, the book also integrates the key principles of curriculum reform for the twenty-first century, as outlined by the Society for American Archaeology. The second edition highlights recent developments in the field and includes a new chapter on archaeology beyond mainstream academia. It also integrates more examples from popular culture, including mummies, tattoos, pirates, and global warming. What results is a surprisingly fresh and contemporary take on archaeology, one that situates the discipline within, but also beyond, the academy.

Introducing Archaeology is accompanied by a free website with chapter-by-chapter resources for students, including study questions. Visit www.introducingarchaeology.com. Instructor ancillaries for Introducing Archaeology include an instructor's manual, PowerPoint slides, and a testbank.

 

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Contents

List of Figures ix
About the Author xxi
TABLES
FIGURES
TEXT BOXES
LOOKING AT ARCHAEOLOGYS PAST 25
MANAGING ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE EARLY TWENTYFIRST
COMPREHENDING THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL
RECONSTRUCTING CULTURE HISTORY 133
RECONSTRUCTING ECOLOGICAL ADAPTATIONS 157
RECONSTRUCTING THE SOCIAL
EXPLAINING THINGS OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL
THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF YESTERDAY TODAY
Glossary 231
Bibliography 245
Index 255

WORKING IN THE FIELD 91
WORKING IN THE LABORATORY 113

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About the author (2014)

Robert J. Muckle is Professor of Anthropology at Capilano University.

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