Doing Archaeology

Doing Archaeology

This hands-on workbook of 13 exercises introduces beginning students to archaeological methodology through direct work with real data and archaeological materials.

Author: Patricia C. Rice

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

ISBN: 1559348453

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

View: 621

This hands-on workbook of 13 exercises introduces beginning students to archaeological methodology through direct work with real data and archaeological materials.
Categories: Social Science

Doing Archaeology in the Land of the Bible

Doing Archaeology in the Land of the Bible

A popular introduction to archaeology and the methods archaeologists use to reconstruct the history of ancient Israel.

Author: John D. Currid

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801022135

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 223

A popular introduction to archaeology and the methods archaeologists use to reconstruct the history of ancient Israel.
Categories: Religion

Doing Archaeology

Doing Archaeology

Archaeology. Doing Archaeology is comprehensive, informative, engaging, and
entertaining! An extremely useful resource for students thinking of archaeology
as a career, for those interested in volunteering on archaeological projects, and
for ...

Author: Donald Henson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136272424

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 618

Covering archaeology from a range of angles, incorporating history, major themes, theories and methods, Doing Archaeology provides a firm grounding for anyone interested in learning more about the discipline. Throughout the book, key information is accessibly presented and important questions are answered, including: What is archaeology? How did archaeology begin? How can archaeology tell us about the past? How can archaeology tell how people use space and the landscape? How can we use the past to understand people? How do archaeology and ‘heritage’ interact? What role does archaeology play in society today? How do we practice archaeology? Drawing on the experiences of practising archaeologists, with engaging examples and studies from sites around the world, this book gives the reader a sense of what is it to study archaeology and be an archaeologist. An essential text for students studying A-Level archaeology, those considering or beginning a degree/foundation degree in archaeology, and those of all ages interested in volunteering or becoming involved in archaeological projects.
Categories: History

Doing Archaeology

Doing Archaeology

Why do archaeology? I think about this every time I work in my backyard. It's an
automatic physical response, I think, because yard work involves a certain
amount of digging, but it's a bit more intellectual than that. There are two things
about ...

Author: Thomas F King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315430126

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 515

What is archaeology, and why should we do it? Tom King, arguably the best-known heritage management consultant in the United States, answers the basic question of every introductory student from the unique perspective of one who actively uses archaeology for cultural resource management. Designed as a supplement for introduction to archaeology classes, this brief and breezy book runs the reader through the major principles of archaeology, using examples from the author’s own field work and that of others. King shows how contemporary archaeology, as part of the larger cultural resource management endeavor, acts to help preserve and protect prehistoric and historic sites in the United States and elsewhere. Brief biographies of other CRM archaeologists help students envision career paths they might emulate. The bookends with an exploration of some of the thorny problems facing the contemporary archaeologist to help foster class discussion. An ideal ice-breaker for introductory college classes in archaeology, one that will get students engaged in the subject and thinking about its challenges.
Categories: Social Science

Digging It Up Down Under

Digging It Up Down Under

This field manual provides essential background information for those interested in undertaking archaeology in Australia.

Author: Claire Smith

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387352633

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

View: 456

This field manual provides essential background information for those interested in undertaking archaeology in Australia. Professional archaeologists provide their personal tips for working in each state and territory, dealing with a living heritage, working with Aboriginal peoples, and coping with Australian conditions. Grounded in the social, political and ethical issues that inform Australian archaeology today, this book is also packed with practical advice.
Categories: Social Science

Ethnographies of Archaeological Practice

Ethnographies of Archaeological Practice

The "social archaeology of archaeology" (Carman 1996, 178; 2004) has been
offered as a means toward the study of what ... The social archaeology of
archaeology has more to do with what doing archaeology does in the world. It
asks ...

Author: Matt Edgeworth

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759108455

Category: Architecture

Page: 195

View: 835

Collection of original studies on the contemporary practice of archaeology as a professional and scholarly endeavor.
Categories: Architecture

The Future of Biblical Archaeology

The Future of Biblical Archaeology

Integrating Faith, the Bible, and Archaeology: A Review of the "Andrews
University Way" of Doing Archaeology RANDALL W.YOUNKER In late 1995 I
received a phone call from journalist Gordon Govier. He had just read an article
by William ...

Author: James Karl Hoffmeier

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802821731

Category: Religion

Page: 385

View: 976

In recent times Biblical archaeology has been heavily criticised by some camp who maintain that it has little to offer Near Eastern archaeology. However, some scholars carry on the fight to change people's views and this collection of essays continues the trend towards reassessing and reemphasising the link between the Bible and archaeology.
Categories: Religion

Archaeology by Design

Archaeology by Design

If you pursue opportunities with eyes wide open and heart and mind set on doing
research, your career in archaeology will count for something more than a road to
retirement. Your written research design is often an important part of the ...

Author: Stephen L. Black

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759116290

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 337

Archaeology doesn't just happen. With large numbers of people involved, the complex logistics of fieldwork, funding needed for projects of any size, and a bewildering set of legal regulations and ethical norms to follow, a well-run archaeological project requires careful and detailed planning. In this reader-friendly guide, Black and Jolly give novice researchers invaluable practical advice on the process of designing successful field projects. Encompassing both directed academic and directed CRM projects, they outline the elements needed in your professional toolkit, show step-by-step how an archaeological project proceeds, focus on developing appropriate research questions and theoretical models, and address implementation issues from NAGPRA regulations down to estimating the number of shovels to toss into the pickup. Sidebars explain important topics like the Section 106 process, the importance of ethnology and geology to archaeologists, OSHA requirements, and how to assess significance. Archaeology by Design is an ideal starting point for giving students and novices the big picture of a contemporary archaeological project.
Categories: Social Science

Archaeology

Archaeology

... attitude and insistence that a comic textbook on archaeology should be
published and that I was the person to do it . All I had to do before signing the
contract with Altamira was to show Mitch the first chapter and general outline of
the book at ...

Author: Johannes Henoch Neethling Loubser

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 075910381X

Category: Art

Page: 169

View: 529

A brief introduction to contemporary archaeology in comic book format.
Categories: Art

Transforming Archaeology

Transforming Archaeology

In contrast, he claimed that archaeology was “safe”; that archaeology could not
hurt or do harm,for example, to eighth-century Maya. Although that seemed
reasonable, it certainly did not acknowledge that doing archaeology, like doing ...

Author: Sonya Atalay

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 9781611329629

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

View: 532

Archaeology for whom? The dozen well-known contributors to this innovative volume suggest nothing less than a transformation of the discipline into a service-oriented, community-based endeavor. They wish to replace the primacy of meeting academic demands with meeting the needs and values of those outside the field who may benefit most from our work. They insist that we employ both rigorous scientific methods and an equally rigorous critique of those practices to ensure that our work addresses real-world social, environmental, and political problems. A transformed archaeology requires both personal engagement and a new toolkit. Thus, in addition to the theoretical grounding and case materials from around the world, each contributor offers a personal statement of their goals and an outline of collaborative methods that can be adopted by other archaeologists.
Categories: Social Science

Computational Intelligence in Archaeology

Computational Intelligence in Archaeology

Archaeologists do not have exact or complete definitions readily available. ...
although expert systems are very interesting tools for some determinate tasks,
they are not the best model for understanding how we are doing archaeology.

Author: Barcelo, Juan A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599044910

Category: Computers

Page: 436

View: 628

Provides analytical theories offered by innovative artificial intelligence computing methods in the archaeological domain.
Categories: Computers

Critically Reading the Theory and Methods of Archaeology

Critically Reading the Theory and Methods of Archaeology

By learning about these schools of archaeology (what are called research
programs in the last section of this chapter), you ... When archaeologists take a
position on a methodological issue, they are preferring one way of doing
archaeology to ...

Author: Guy Gibbon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780759123427

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 247

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.
Categories: Social Science

Archaeology is a Brand

Archaeology is a Brand

Arguably non-archaeologists know better what the subject is all about than most of its professionals do. This is the first full-length study of the meaning of archaeology in contemporary popular culture.

Author: Cornelius Holtorf

Publisher: Archaeopress

ISBN: 1905739060

Category: Archaeologists

Page: 183

View: 874

The rise of public archaeology, the popularity of TV archaeology, and widespread stereotypes about the profession of archaeology have changed the way archaeologists relate to the public. A socially meaningful archaeology needs to take seriously where the popular demand and the appeal of archaeology actually lie. Arguably non-archaeologists know better what the subject is all about than most of its professionals do. This is the first full-length study of the meaning of archaeology in contemporary popular culture. It is fully illustrated with cartoons by Quentin Drew. In popular culture archaeology is associated with adventurous fieldwork, criminological clue-hunting, great revelations, and responsible care for threatened resources. The emphasis is on "doing" archaeology rather than on its actual results. Cornelius Holtorf argues in this provocative account of more than two years of research that archaeological companies and institutions are not in the business of understanding the past but of enhancing people's lives through adventures, mysteries, and revelations and by offering a chance to care. Archaeology may be an academic discipline but even more so it is a widely recognized, positively valued and well underpinned brand. As we can expect from Cornelius Holtorf, the book contains not only its share of facts and analysis but also more than a few controversial arguments about the present and future roles of archaeology in society. It is unmissable for professional archaeologists working in the heritage sector as well as for students of archaeology, anthropology, heritage and museum studies, cultural studies, science studies, and related disciplines. *** Dr Cornelius Holtorf is Assistant Professor in Archaeology at the University of Lund in Sweden. Quentin Drew is a cartoonist as well as Lecturer in Archaeology and Director of Foundation Studies at the University of Wales, Lampeter.
Categories: Archaeologists

Look at Me Doing Archaeology and Shit

Look at Me Doing Archaeology and Shit

This is a lined notebook (lined front and back).

Author: Sunshine Publishing

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798608093166

Category:

Page: 100

View: 899

This is a lined notebook (lined front and back). Simple and elegant. 100 pages, high quality cover and (6 x 9) inches in size. It makes the perfect gift for coworkers, friends, family and anyone you care about, and will give them a big laugh.
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Archaeology For Dummies

Archaeology For Dummies

Fieldwork has always been the special tradition of archaeology, no matter what
type you're doing. You go out there and find the lost traces of past peoples (
archaeological survey) and dig them up (excavation), and, yes, possibly
encounter ...

Author: Nancy Marie White

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470337325

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 925

An objective guide to this fascinating science of history and culture Archaeology continually makes headlines--from recent discoveries like the frozen Copper-Age man in the Italian Alps to the newest dating of the first people in America at over 14,0000 years ago. Archaeology For Dummies offers a fascinating look at this intriguing field, taking readers on-site and revealing little-known details about some of the world's greatest archaeological discoveries. It explores how archaeology attempts to uncover the lives of our ancestors, examining historical dig sites around the world and explaining theories about ancient human societies. The guide also offers helpful information for readers who want to participate in an excavation themselves, as well as tips for getting the best training and where to look for jobs.
Categories: Social Science

DEBATING ARCHAEOLOGY

DEBATING ARCHAEOLOGY

Chapter 5 Data, Relativism, and Archaeological S Contemporary archaeology is
coping with some of the fundamental ... This statement sounds neat and concise,
but when it actually comes down to doing archaeology we need a better ...

Author: Lewis R Binford

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 9781598744552

Category: Social Science

Page: 534

View: 970

In this volume, the founder of processual archaeology, Lewis R. Binford collects and comments on the twenty-eight substantive papers published in the 1980's, the third in his set of collected papers. A 2009 Foreword allows for further reflections on this work.
Categories: Social Science

Introducing Archaeology

Introducing Archaeology

Robert Muckle, or Bob, as he prefers to be called, has been doing archaeology
for more than 20 years. He discovered archaeology while a student at a
community college and remains passionate about both archaeology and
undergraduate ...

Author: Robert J. Muckle

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442607859

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 659

The second edition highlights recent developments in the field and includes a new chapter on archaeology beyond mainstream academia. It also integrates more examples from popular culture, including mummies, tattoos, pirates, and global warming.
Categories: Social Science

The ARCHAEOLOGIST S BOOK OF QUOTATIONS

The ARCHAEOLOGIST S BOOK OF QUOTATIONS

The first chapter, Doing Archaeology, has three sub—subjects. ”Defining
Archaeology” includes the many ways we define archaeology—I was astounded
at how many ways we do that, and discovered that there is beauty in mosaics.

Author: K Kris Hirst

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 9781611324228

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

View: 150

“Hell, I don't break the soil periodically to 'reaffirm my status'. I do it because archeology is still the most fun you can have with your pants on.” - Kent V. Flannery. In her quest to make archaeology available to the public, Kris Hirst has put together a collection of over 400 pithy quotes from archaeologists and others about the science of archaeology or the mysteries of history and the past. The quotations are categorized into subject areas with full citations and context and include sections on fieldwork, the uses of archaeology, ethics, ownership of the past, lessons of archaeology, and many other topics. Hirst’s book is a great resource for students, academics and others browsing for suitable quotes for use in classroom presentations, student papers, and research articles.
Categories: Social Science

From Antiquarian to Archaeologist

From Antiquarian to Archaeologist

Personal loss reminds us, albeit too late, that people do archaeology, reconstruct
prehistory, present papers, squabble over interpretations, and teach other people
to do the same, but, we hope, a little better. And these same people have ...

Author: Tim Murray

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781783463527

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

View: 965

This volume forms a collection of papers tracking the emergence of the history of archaeology from a subject of marginal status in the 1980s to the mainstream subject which it is today. Professor Timothy Murray's essays have been widely cited and track over 20 years in the development of the subject. ?The papers are accompanied by a new introduction which surveys the development of the subject over the last 25 years as well as a reflection of what this means for the philosophy of archaeology and theoretical archaeology.?This volume spans Tim's successful career as an academic at the forefront of the study of the history of archaeology, both in Australia and internationally. During his career he has held posts in Britain and Europe as well as Australia. He has edited The Bulletin of the History of Archaeology since 2003.
Categories: Social Science

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

NICK SHEPHERD 30.1 INTRODUCTION RATHER than write about
archaeological understandings of the contemporary world, I want to use this
chapter to pose a set of questions around the meanings and implications of doing
archaeology in ...

Author: Paul Graves-Brown

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191663956

Category: Social Science

Page: 864

View: 103

It has been clear for many years that the ways in which archaeology is practised have been a direct product of a particular set of social, cultural, and historical circumstances - archaeology is always carried out in the present. More recently, however, many have begun to consider how archaeological techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself: how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present. This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of an exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field and provides an authoritative overview of the newly emerging focus on the archaeology of the present and recent past. In addition to detailed archaeological case studies, it includes essays by scholars working on the relationships of different disciplines to the archaeology of the contemporary world, including anthropology, psychology, philosophy, historical geography, science and technology studies, communications and media, ethnoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, sociology, film, performance, and contemporary art. This volume seeks to explore the boundaries of an emerging sub-discipline, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods which are applicable to this new field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research. It makes a significant intervention by drawing together scholars working on a broad range of themes, approaches, methods, and case studies from diverse contexts in different parts of the world, which have not previously been considered collectively.
Categories: Social Science