Archaeology

Theories, Methods, and Practice

Author: Colin Renfrew,Paul Bahn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500289761

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

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The most authoritative text for introductory courses dealing with the theory, methods, and practice of archaeology, this is the only worldwide introduction to a discipline that is increasingly global. The sixth edition, the most comprehensive revision ever of the book, features expanded coverage of survey and excavation. It is now printed in color throughout—while maintaining a competitive student price—and will also be available as an e-book.
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The History of Archaeology

An Introduction

Author: Paul Bahn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131799941X

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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The History of Archaeology: An Introduction provides global coverage with chapters devoted to particular regions of the world. The regional approach allows readers to understand the similarities and differences in the history of and approach to archaeology in various parts of the world. Each chapter is written by a specialist scholar with experience of the region concerned. Thus the book focuses on the earliest beginnings of archaeology in different parts of the world, and how it developed from being a pastime for antiquarians and collectors to a serious attempt to obtain information about past societies. Woven into the text are various boxes that explore key archaeologists, sites and important discoveries in the history of archaeology enriching the story of the discipline’s development. With such far ranging coverage, including an exploration of the little covered development of Russian and Chinese archaeology, The History of Archaeology is the perfect introduction to the history of archaeology for the interested reader and student alike.
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Getting Into Oxford and Cambridge 2020 Entry

Author: Mat Carmody

Publisher: Crimson Publishing

ISBN: 1911067990

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Updated annually to include all the vital details of the latest admissions procedures, Getting into Oxford & Cambridge tells you everything you need to know to get onto the course of your choice. With invaluable information and step-by-step guidance, the book will lead you through every step of the process.
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Getting into Oxford & Cambridge 2019 Entry

Author: Mat Carmody

Publisher: Crimson Publishing

ISBN: 1911067818

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Do you want to study at one of the most prestigious universities in the country? To succeed in your application to Oxford or Cambridge, you need to secure top A level grades and demonstrate real commitment to and enthusiasm for your subject, with admissions based solely on your academic potential . Updated annually to include all the vital details of the most recent admissions procedures, and packed with essential advice to help you win one of the fiercely sought-after places at Oxbridge, Getting into Oxford and Cambridge tells you everything you need to know to make a successful application. Featuring case studies from current students and tips from admissions tutors throughout, it will also give you a good idea of what it's like to study there. It contains practical, step-by-step guidance on the entire application process, including: Key information on each of the colleges, and how to choose the best college for you How to write an effective personal statement, including sample personal statements from recent successful Oxbridge applicants Ways to shine at interview, with a breakdown of what interviewers are looking for Details of the various written tests students face prior to or during interviews First-hand case studies from students who have been successful in the Oxbridge application process Founded in 1973, Mander Portman Woodward (MPW) is one of the UK's best-known groups of independent sixth-form colleges, with centres in London, Birmingham and Cambridge. MPW has one of the highest number of university placements each year of any independent school in the country. It has developed considerable expertise in the field of applications strategy and has authored Getting into guides covering entrance procedures for many popular university courses.
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The Archaeology of Hollywood

Traces of the Golden Age

Author: Paul Bahn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0759123799

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Discover what is left of the Golden Age of Hollywood with noted archaeologist and old Hollywood buff, Paul G. Bahn, as he unearths and documents forgotten movie-related treasures.
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Archaeology and State Theory

Subjects and Objects of Power

Author: Bruce Routledge

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472504100

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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After neo-evolutionism, how does one talk about the pre-modern state? Over the past two decades archaeological research has shifted decisively from check-list identifications of the state as an evolutionary type to studies of how power and authority were constituted in specific polities. Developing Gramsci's concept of hegemony, this book provides an accessible discussion of general principles that serve to help us understand and organise these new directions in archaeological research. Throughout this book, conceptual issues are illustrated by means of case studies drawn from Madagascar, Mesopotamia, the Inca, the Maya and Greece.
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The Archaeology of Hollywood

Traces of the Golden Age

Author: Paul G. Bahn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780759123786

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Discover what is left of the Golden Age of Hollywood with noted archaeologist and old Hollywood buff, Paul G. Bahn, as he unearths and documents forgotten movie-related treasures.
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Cultural Heritage Ethics

Between Theory and Practice

Author: Constantine Sandis

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1783740671

Category: Art

Page: 228

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Theory without practice is empty, practice without theory is blind, to adapt a phrase from Immanuel Kant. The sentiment could not be truer of cultural heritage ethics. This intra-disciplinary book bridges the gap between theory and practice by bringing together a stellar cast of academics, activists, consultants, journalists, lawyers, and museum practitioners, each contributing their own expertise to the wider debate of what cultural heritage means in the twenty-first century. Cultural Heritage Ethics provides cutting-edge arguments built on case studies of cultural heritage and its management in a range of geographical and cultural contexts. Moreover, the volume feels the pulse of the debate on heritage ethics by discussing timely issues such as access, acquisition, archaeological practice, curatorship, education, ethnology, historiography, integrity, legislation, memory, museum management, ownership, preservation, protection, public trust, restitution, human rights, stewardship, and tourism. This volume is neither a textbook nor a manifesto for any particular approach to heritage ethics, but a snapshot of different positions and approaches that will inspire both thought and action. Cultural Heritage Ethics provides invaluable reading for students and teachers of philosophy of archaeology, history and moral philosophy – and for anyone interested in the theory and practice of cultural preservation.
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Critically Reading the Theory and Methods of Archaeology

An Introductory Guide

Author: Guy Gibbon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 075912342X

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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Critically Reading the Theory and Methods of Archaeology stands out as the most thorough and practical guide to the essential critical reading and writing skills that all students, instructors, and practitioners should have. It provides priceless insight for the here and now of the Theory and Methods of Archaeology classes and for a lifetime of reading, learning, teaching, and writing. Chapters focus on rigorous reasoning skills, types of argument, the main research orientations in archaeology, the basic procedural framework that underlies all schools of archaeology, and issues in archaeology raised by skeptical postmodernists.
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