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Handbook Of Gender In Archaeology

Author : Sarah M. Nelson
ISBN : 0759106789
Genre : Social Science
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First reference work to explore the research on gender in archaeology.
Category: Social Science

Ethical Issues In Archaeology

Author : Larry J. Zimmerman
ISBN : 0759102716
Genre : Business & Economics
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Edited volume exploring key issues in ethics for archaeologists. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Category: Business & Economics

Archaeology A Very Short Introduction

Author : Paul Bahn
ISBN : 9780199657438
Genre : History
File Size : 72.36 MB
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The explorations of archaeology encompass the whole globe, survey 2.5 million years, and range from deserts to jungles, from deep caves to mountain tops, and from pebble tools to GPS. Its efforts to reconstruct and understand the past do not fail to fascinate us. Paul Bahn explores the importance of archaeology in this entertaining introduction.
Category: History

A Future For Archaeology

Author : Robert Layton
ISBN : 1844721264
Genre : Archaeology
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The essays in this book look back at some of the most important events where a role for an archaeology concerned with the past in the present first emerged and look forward to the practical and theoretical issues now central to a socially engaged discipline and shaping its future.
Category: Archaeology

Remote Sensing In Archaeology

Author : James R. Wiseman
ISBN : 9780387444536
Genre : Social Science
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Archaeology has been transformed by technology that allows one to ‘see’ below the surface of the earth. This work illustrates the uses of advanced technology in archaeological investigation. It deals with hand-held instruments that probe the subsurface of the earth to unveil layering and associated sites; underwater exploration and photography of submerged sites and artifacts; and the utilization of imaging from aircraft and spacecraft to reveal the regional setting of archaeological sites and to assist in cultural resource management.
Category: Social Science

A Companion To Archaeology

Author : John Bintliff
ISBN : 9780470998601
Genre : Social Science
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A Companion to Archaeology features essays from 27 of the world’s leading authorities on different types of archaeology that aim to define the field and describe what it means to be an archaeologist. Shows that contemporary archaeology is an astonishingly broad activity, with many contrasting specializations and ways of approaching the material record of past societies. Includes essays by experts in reading the past through art, linguistics, or the built environment, and by professionals who present the past through heritage management and museums. Introduces the reader to a range of archaeologists: those who devote themselves to the philosophy of archaeology, those who see archaeology as politics or anthropology, and those who contend that the essence of the discipline is a hard science.
Category: Social Science

Agency In Archaeology

Author : Marcia-Anne Dobres
ISBN : 0415207614
Genre : Social Science
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Agency in Archaeology is the first critical volume to scrutinise the concept of agency and to examine in-depth its potential to inform our understanding of the past. Theories of agency recognise that human beings make choices, hold intentions and take action. This offers archaeologists scope to move beyond looking at broad structural or environmental change and instead to consider the individual and the group Agency in Archaeology brings together nineteen internationally renowned scholars who have very different, and often conflicting, stances on the meaning and use of agency theory to archaeology. The volume is composed of five theoretically-based discussions and nine case studies, drawing on regions from North America and Mesoamerica to Western and central Europe, and ranging in subject from the late Pleistocene hunter-gatherers to the restructuring of gender relations in the north-eastern US.
Category: Social Science


Author : Robert Kelly
ISBN : 9780495602910
Genre : Social Science
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This text pairs two of archaeology’s most recognized names: Robert L. Kelly and David Hurst Thomas, who together have over 70 years of experience leading excavations. The fifth edition of ARCHAEOLOGY reflects the most recent research and changes in the field, while covering core concepts in an exceptionally student-friendly fashion by using personalized examples and high interest topics. This edition continues a tradition of combining academic rigor with an engaging writing style that has made Kelly and Thomas’ ARCHAEOLOGY one of the most well-respected and best-selling texts in the discipline. The new, streamlined edition is enhanced with full-color photos and a completely new design. The rich array of supplemental resources includes a book companion website, as well as the option to use the CD-ROM developed by the authors entitled, DOING FIELDWORK: ARCHAEOLOGICAL DEMONSTRATIONS. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Social Science

Encounters And Transformations

Author : Miriam Balmuth
ISBN : 9781850755937
Genre : History
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Over the past twenty years, archaeological research in Spain and Portugal has undergone profound changes in theoretical orientation, changes that parallel the political and social transformations in those countries over the past generation. These Proceedings of the First International Conference in America on Iberian Archaeology demonstrate the increasingly strong implantation of processualist approaches and their useful integration with historicist orientations. Contributions ranging from the Neolithic to the Iron Age provide a representative sample of the current state of archaeological research in Iberia.
Category: History

The Archaeology Of Death

Author : Robert Chapman
ISBN : 0521237750
Genre : Social Science
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This volume brings together studies on the disposal of the dead and the archaeological research potential of found remains.
Category: Social Science