Archaeology

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Cengage Learning, 16 janv. 2009 - 600 pages
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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.
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The last Archaeology book I read was all about fieldwork techniques so this book came off better than I was expecting. It incorporated more than just methods and methodologies; it also brings in why ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Table des matières

MEET SOME REAL ARCHAEOLOGISTS
1
THE STRUCTURE OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL INQUIRY
21
DOING FIELDWORK SURVEYING FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES
49
DOING FIELDWORK WHY ARCHAEOLOGISTS DIG SQUARE HOLES
79
GEOARCHAEOLOGY AND SITE FORMATION PROCESSES
101
CHRONOLOGY BUILDING HOW TO GET A DATE
123
THE DIMENSIONS OF ARCHAEOLOGY TIME SPACE AND FORM
155
TAPHONOMY EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY AND ETHNOARCHAEOLOGY
177
THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE MIND
291
UNDERSTANDING KEY TRANSITIONS IN WORLD PREHISTORY
315
HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY INSIGHTS ON AMERICAN HISTORY
345
CARING FOR AMERICAS CULTURAL HERITAGE
371
ARCHAEOLOGYS FUTURE
395
GLOSSARY
421
BIBLIOGRAPHY
431
PHOTO CREDITS
457

PEOPLE PLANTS AND ANIMALS IN THE PAST
207
BIOARCHAEOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO THE PAST
235
RECONSTRUCTING SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SYSTEMS OF THE PAST
261

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À propos de l'auteur (2009)

Robert L. Kelly began collecting arrowheads in farmers' fields when he was 10 years old. He has participated in archaeological research since 1973, when he was a sophomore in high school. He has worked on excavations in North and South America and conducted ethnographic research in Madagascar. He currently is conducting research into the Paleo-Indian archaeology of Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains. A former president of the Society for American Archaeology and a past secretary of the Archaeology Division of the American Anthropological Association, Kelly has published nearly 100 articles and books, including the 1996 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Book THE FORAGING SPECTRUM: DIVERSITY IN HUNTING AND GATHERING SOCIETIES. Dr. Kelly has been a professor at the University of Wyoming since 1997.

David Hurst Thomas has served as Curator of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City since 1972. A specialist in Native American archaeology, Thomas discovered both Gatecliff Shelter (Nevada) and the lost 16th- and 17th-century Franciscan mission Santa Catalina de Guale on St. Catherine's Island, Georgia. He has led the long-term excavation of Mission San Marcos near Santa Fe (New Mexico) and recently returned to St. Catherine's Island for long-term archaeological exploration. A founding trustee of the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian since 1989, Thomas has published extensively. His works include 100 papers and 30 books -- most recently, the bestselling Skull Wars: Kennewick Man, Archaeology, and The Battle for Native American Identity. Archaeologist Thomas likes "old stuff," including his 1961 Corvette, his 130-year-old house, and the Oakland Raiders.

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