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Theory And Practice In Archaeology

Author : Ian Hodder
ISBN : 9781134797332
Genre : Social Science
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In this latest collection of his articles, of which seven are written especially for this volume, Ian Hodder captures and continues the lively controversy of the 1980s over symbolic and structural approaches to archaeology. The book acts as an overview of the developments in the discipline over the last decade; yet Hodder's brief is far wider. His aim is to break down the division between the intellectual and the "dirt" archaeologist to demonstrate that in this discipline more than any other, theory must be related to practice to save effectively our rapidly diminishing heritage.
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The Theory And Practice Of Archaeology

Author : Thomas C Patterson
ISBN : 9781317343165
Genre : Social Science
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For courses in Introduction to Archaeology Theory and Methods. Intended for the Introductory Archaeology course with the goal of teaching students how to think like archaeologists, this workbook includes activities that challenge students to interpret and explain field findings and help them to see the link between theory and practice.
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Theory And Practice Of Archaeological Residue Analysis

Author : H. Barnard
ISBN : UOM:39015070947422
Genre : Social Science
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Organic residues include a broad range of materials that can be analyzed at a macro-, micro- or molecular level. They represent the carbon-based remains (in combination with H, N, O, P and S) of fungi, plants, animals and humans. Organic residue analysis is a relatively new technique to archaeology. The chapters of this volume bring together scholars from across the globe and attest to the diverse range of analytical methods, material types, spatio-temporal cultural units and research questions to which organic residue analysis has been applied. They are partly the proceedings of a symposium on this subject, held on 31 March 2005 in Salt Lake City (Utah) during the 70th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, and partly the result of invitations to contribute forwarded to many active in this field. Contents: 1) Introduction (J.W. Eerkens and H. Barnard); 2) Residues of Maize in North American Pottery: What Phytoliths can add to the Story of Maize (R.K. Lusteck and R.G. Thompson); 3) Micro-Residues on Stone Tools: The Bigger Picture from a South African Middle Stone Age Perspective (M. Lombard and L. Wadley); 4) Methods of Interpreting Bronze Age Vessel Residues: Discussion, Correlation and the Verification of Data (N.I. Shishlina, et al.); 5) An Introduction to Archaeological Lipid Analysis by GC/MS (H. Barnard, A.N. Dooley and K.F. Faull); 6) Elucidating Pottery Function using a Multi-step Analytical Methodology combining Infrared Spectroscopy, Chromatographic Procedures and Mass Spectrometry (M. Regert); 7) Fatty Acid Analysis of Archaeological Residues: Procedures and Possibilities (M.E. Malainey); 8) Organic Residue Analysis and the Decomposition of Fatty Acids in Ancient Potsherds (J.W. Eerkens); 9) A Comparative Study of Extractable Lipids in the Sherds and Surface Residual Crusts of Ceramic Vessels from Neolithic and Roman Iron Age Settlements in the Netherlands (T.F.M. Oudemans and J.J. Boon); 10) Patterns of Subsistence Change During the Final Neolithic in the Primorye Region of the Russian Far East as Revealed by Fatty Acid Residue Analysis (J. Cassidy); 11) Using Residue Analysis to Confirm Trade Connections at Pella, Jordan (H.A. Hoekman-Sites); 12) The Well-Tempered Pottery Analysis: Residue and Typological Analysis of Potsherds from the Lower Mississippi Valley (E.A. Reber); 13) Analysis of Lipid Residues in Archaeological Artifacts: Marine Mammal Oil and Cooking Practices in the Arctic (C. Solazzo and D. Erhardt); 14) The Archaeology of Alkaloids (S.M. Rafferty); 15) Reconstructing Mississippian Diet in the American Bottom with Stable Isotope Ratios of Pot Sherd Residues (D.E. Beehr and S.H. Ambrose); 16) Results of Seven Methods for Organic Residue Analysis Applied to One Vessel with the Residue of a Known Foodstuff (H. Barnard, et al.); 17) Introduction to the Analysis of Protein Residues in Archaeological Ceramics (H. Barnard, et al.).
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Forensic Archaeology

Author : John Hunter
ISBN : 9780415273114
Genre : Medical
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This updated edition of a textbook universally hailed as an indispensable guide, is a complete introduction to the methods and means of forensic archaeology. Incorporating new advances in the field, new case studies, and charting the growth and development of the subject, Forensic Archaeology examines the four main fields of recovery, search, skeletal analysis and analytical science, and how the concepts and methods of traditional archaeology can by utilized within criminal investigations. The authors provide in-depth chapters that discuss: search and location the various constraints and issues posed by an increasingly complex legal environment the archaeology of individual and mass graves how the subject has evolved to include international investigations of human rights links with forensic anthropology forensic geophysical survey. This is an invaluable resource that will provide students, researchers, academics and the general reader alike with a fascinating introduction to this complex and crucial subject.
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Theory And Practice In Late Antique Archaeology

Author : Luke A. Lavan
ISBN : 9004125671
Genre : Social Science
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An exploration of theoretical frameworks, methodology and field practice suited to the late antique Mediterranean. Broad themes such as long-term change, topography, the economy and social life are covered, but in terms of the issues and problems being tackled by scholars of late antiquity.
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Re Constructing Archaeology

Author : Michael Shanks
ISBN : 0415088704
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Indigenous Archaeologies

Author : Claire Smith
ISBN : 9781134391554
Genre : Social Science
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With case studies from North America to Australia and South Africa and covering topics from archaeological ethics to the repatriation of human remains, this book charts the development of a new form of archaeology that is informed by indigenous values and agendas. This involves fundamental changes in archaeological theory and practice as well as substantive changes in the power relations between archaeologists and indigenous peoples. Questions concerning the development of ethical archaeological practices are at the heart of this process.
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Theory And Practice In Mediterranean Archaeology

Author : Richard M. Leventhal
ISBN : 9781938770296
Genre : History
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Theory and Practice in Mediterranean Archaeology: Old World and New World Perspectives brings together leading scholars from the Old World and the Americas to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing archaeology today. These topics include archaeology and text, the future of large-scale archaeological fieldwork at individual sites, interpretation and preservation of archaeological sites and landscapes, past trajectories and new approaches to regional survey, and debates surrounding landscape and settlement archaeology. Essays by Old World archaeologists provide an overview of these themes, as well as a history of research over the last hundred years. These scholars review the major successes and shortcomings of that work, identifying critical issues that determine and define the field. These essays serve as a springboard for discussion and response by archaeologists working in the Americas and in other parts of the world. The combination of an Old World focus with responses from New World archaeologists provides a uniquely broad assessment of contemporary archaeological theory, methods, and practice throughout the world.
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Prehistoric Europe

Author : Andrew Jones
ISBN : 9781405125970
Genre : History
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Prehistoric Europe: Theory and Practice provides a comprehensive introduction to the range of critical contemporary thinking in the study of European prehistory. Presents essays by some of the most dynamic researchers and leading European scholars in the field today Ranges from the Neolithic period to the early stages of the Iron Age, and from Ireland and Scandinavia to the Urals and the Iberian Peninsula
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