Archaeology

A Brief Introduction

Author: Brian M. Fagan,Nadia Durrani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317279123

Category: Social Science

Page: 396

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Archaeology is a jargon-free and accessible introduction to the field which details how archaeologists study the human past in all its fascinating diversity. Now in its twelfth edition, this classic textbook has been updated to reflect the latest research and new findings in the field. Reflecting the global scope of the discipline, the book has a truly international coverage of important discoveries and sites from many corners of the globe. Individual chapters examine archaeology and its history, considering the role of the archaeologist and how they discover, investigate and classify sites and artifacts. This journey through archaeology also includes a discussion of important individuals and groups, and some of the ways in which archaeologists attempt to explain major social and cultural changes in the remote past. Archaeology ends with an outline of the complex world of cultural resource management and gives invaluable advice on how to become an archaeologist. Richly illustrated throughout, this popular and engaging textbook on archaeological methods has introduced generations of students to the captivating world of archaeology.
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Archaeology

A Brief Introduction

Author: Brian M. Fagan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317350111

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Method and Theory in Archaeology Archaeology: A Brief Introduction is an introduction to the fundamental principles of method and theory in archaeology, exposing students to archaeology as a career. The text begins by covering the goals of archaeology, and then moves on to consider the basic concepts of culture, time, and space, by discussing the finding and excavation of archaeological sites. By providing a distinct emphasis on the ethics behind archaeology, and how we should act as stewards of the finite records of the human past, Archaeology: A Brief Introduction continues to be a book with a truly international perspective, not simply focusing on North America or Europe. Teaching and Learning Experience Improve Critical Thinking - Archaeology: A Brief Introduction's "Archaeology and You" chapter provides students with career advice in an era when archaeology is transitioning from predominantly academic to professional. Engage Students - Each chapter within Archaeology: A Brief Introduction highlights important finds that have shaped our archaeological perspective, and a global perspective that shows students that archaeology is the most global of all sciences, encompassing all of humanity.
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Archaeology

A Brief Introduction

Author: Brian M. Fagan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780316259941

Category: Archaeology

Page: 194

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For introductory level courses in Archaeology and as a supplement for courses in Physical Anthropology where the instructor would like to integrate archaeology. This introduction to the fundamental principles of method and theory in archaeology, is the only book that also exposes students to archaeology as a career.The book begins with the goals of archaeology, then goes on to consider the basic concepts of culture, time, and space, and the finding and excavation of archaeological sites.
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World Prehistory

A Brief Introduction

Author: Brian M. Fagan,Nadia Durrani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317342437

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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For one semester or quarter courses in World Prehistory. Written by one of the leading archaeological writers in the world -— in a simple, jargon-free narrative style —- this brief, well-illustrated account of the major developments in the human past makes world prehistory uniquely accessible to complete beginners. Written by Brian Fagan, World Prehistory covers the entire world, not just the Americas or Europe, and places major emphasis on both theories and the latest archaeological and multidisciplinary approaches. His focus is on four major developments in world prehistory: 1) The origins of humanity. 2) The appearance and spread of modern humans before and during the late Ice Age- including the first settlement of the Americas. 3) The beginnings of food production. 4) The rise of the first civilizations.
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Archaeological Research

A Brief Introduction

Author: Peter N. Peregrine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351816624

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

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This updated edition of Archaeological Research introduces the basic methods of archaeological research, including data collection, analysis, interpretation, as well as a consideration of the state of archaeology today. New to the Second Edition is updated information on geographic information systems and remote sensing strategies, and a greatly expanded discussion of practices in cultural resource management archaeology. This popular, concise textbook explores various research methods, analytical techniques, legal and ethical issues facing archaeologists; includes discussions of the archaeological process and record, sampling and research design, survey and excavation methods and strategies, recordkeeping, analysis, archaeological dating, presenting results, and research opportunities; is an excellent text for undergraduate students in basic archaeology courses, field methods courses, and field schools
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A Brief History of Archaeology

Classical Times to the Twenty-first Century

Author: Brian M. Fagan

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131776982

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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This brief but comprehensive book tells the story of how archaeology changed from a romantic adventure into a science. Its vivid narrative combines tales of archaeological discovery with the changing social conditions and theoretical perspectives that helped turn archaeology into a sophisticated discipline. Containing a simple, jargon-free style—and a lifetime of teaching experience—this writer shares with readers his unrivaled experience as an archeologist and an author.Unique coverage includes both major discoveries, and significant, theoretical and methodological developments of the history of archaeology—from a global perspective.For anyone interested in an interpretation of our archeological past that will yield an understanding of today—its beginnings, and the ideas that nurtured it.
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Ancient Lives

An Introduction to Archaeology and Prehistory

Author: Brian M. Fagan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131735026X

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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Theory and Methods in Archaeology and Prehistory Written for complete beginners in a narrative style, Ancient Lives is aimed at introductory courses in archaeology and prehistory that cover archaeological methods and theory, as well as world prehistory. The first half of Ancient Lives covers the basic principles, methods, and theoretical approaches of archaeology. The second half is devoted to a summary of the major developments of human prehistory: the origins of humankind and the archaic world, the origins and spread of modern humans, the emergence of food production, and the beginnings of civilization. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Understand the basic principles of archaeology Summarize the major developments of human prehistory
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Linking to the Past

A Brief Introduction to Archaeology

Author: Kenneth L. Feder

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195331172

Category: History

Page: 474

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Linking to the Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology, Second Edition, offers an engaging introduction to the methods archaeologists use to reveal the human past. Employing an accessible and conversational writing style, Feder uses his students' field study of a three-thousand-year-old North American village site as the backdrop to illustrate how archaeologists find, recover, study, and interpret the material culture left behind by earlier peoples.
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Brief History of Archaeology

Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century

Author: Brian M. Fagan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317349792

Category: HISTORY

Page: 304

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For introductory courses in Archaeology. This brief text tells the story of how archaeology changed from a romantic adventure into a science. Its vivid narrative combines tales of archaeological discovery with the changing social conditions and theoretical perspectives that helped turn archaeology into a sophisticated discipline. Containing a simple, jargon-free style-and a lifetime of teaching experience-this text writer shares with today's students his unrivaled experience as an archaeologist and an author.
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Discovering Our Past

A Brief Introduction to Archaeology

Author: Wendy Ashmore,Robert J. Sharer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780767411967

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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A brief, inexpensive introduction to the techniques, methods, and theoretical frameworks of contemporary archaeology. Derived from the authors' Archaeology: Discovering Our Past, this book follows the same organizing principle but in less detail.
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