Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice

Thames and Hudson, 1996 - 608 pages
Widely praised for its comprehensive coverage, excellent graphics, and well-organized layout, this invaluable introduction to the discipline of archaeology has been expanded to include all the latest developments. Colin Renfrew and Paul Bahn provide a comprehensive overview of the theories and methods of practicing archaeologists worldwide in the field, the laboratory, and the library. There are over one hundred special features, fifteen entirely new, on major topics from underwater archaeology to radiocarbon dating, from the origins of farming to the archaeology of gender. The revised edition also includes: in-depth case studies on important projects and key sites; detailed information on new approaches and new methods such as GIS and optical dating: and illustrated descriptions of the dramatic archaeological finds of the 1990s such as the Alpine "iceman, " pre-Columbian gold finds at Sipan and Sican, and the Paleolithic painted caves of Cosquer and Chauvet in France.

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Avis d'utilisateur  - orak100 - LibraryThing

Like most, this book was recommended reading on my undergrad degree. I used it many times as a reference work, both during uni and in the field. It is easy to read and accessible for anyone with an interest in archaeological practice. Highly recommended for anyone wishing to study archaeology. Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - PammieJR - LibraryThing

I know I bought this book with the grand scheme of reading it before I started grad school in Anthropology. I bought it in 1996, I am embarrassed to say, I have never read it. Consulter l'avis complet

À propos de l'auteur (1996)

Colin Renfrew (Professor Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn) is Emeritus Disney Professor and Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at Cambridge University. He is the author and editor of a large number of publications, including Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice, with Paul Bahn, which is one of the standard textbooks on the subject.

Paul Bahn is a prehistorian and archaeology writer. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including the standard introduction to cave art, Journey through the Ice Age.

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