Theories, Methods, and Practice

Author: Colin Renfrew,Paul G. Bahn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500292105

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

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The best-selling archaeology textbook in the world, revised and updated, and now in its seventh edition
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Theories, Methods, and Practice

Author: Colin Renfrew,Paul Bahn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500291597

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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The concise version of the bestselling introduction to archaeology, updated and in full color
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An Introduction

Author: Matthew Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444360418

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Archaeological Theory, 2nd Edition is the mostcurrent and comprehensive introduction to the field available.Thoroughly revised and updated, this engaging text offers studentsan ideal entry point to the major concepts and ongoing debates inarchaeological research. New edition of a popular introductory text that exploresthe increasing diversity of approaches to archaeologicaltheory Features more extended coverage of 'traditional' orculture-historical archaeology Examines theory across the English-speaking world andbeyond Offers greatly expanded coverage of evolutionary theory,divided into sociocultural and Darwinist approaches Includes an expanded glossary, bibliography, and usefulsuggestions for further readings
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Author: Bruce G. Trigger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521840767

Category: History

Page: 710

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Bruce Trigger examines the history of archaeological thought from medieval times to the present in world-wide perspective.
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A Tale of Mystery and Archaeological Theory

Author: Adrian Praetzellis

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759119597

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

View: 4443

This thoroughly updated version of an archaeological classic, featuring the fictional archaeologist Hannah Green and her shovelbum nephew, allows students to learn the basics of archaeological theory while puzzling out a mysterious turn of events.
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Author: Gordon Willey,Philip Phillips

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817310886

Category: History

Page: 347

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A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication This invaluable classic provides the framework for the development of American archaeology during the last half of the 20th century. In 1958 Gordon R. Willey and Philip Phillips first published Method and Theory in American Archaeology— a volume that went through five printings, the last in 1967 at the height of what became known as the new, or processual, archaeology. The advent of processual archaeology, according to Willey and Phillips, represented a "theoretical debate . . . a question of whether archaeology should be the study of cultural history or the study of cultural process." Willey and Phillips suggested that little interpretation had taken place in American archaeology, and their book offered an analytical perspective; the methods they described and the structural framework they used for synthesizing American prehistory were all geared toward interpretation. Method and Theory served as the catalyst and primary reader on the topic for over a decade. This facsimile reprint edition of the original University of Chicago Press volume includes a new foreword by Gordon R. Willey, which outlines the state of American archaeology at the time of the original publication, and a new introduction by the editors to place the book in historical context. The bibliography is exhaustive. Academic libraries, students, professionals, and knowledgeable amateurs will welcome this new edition of a standard-maker among texts on American archaeology.
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Author: Michael B Schiffer

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483214834

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 8 is a collection of papers that discusses postprocessual archaeology, bone technology, and tree-ring dating in Eastern North America. One paper discriminates between the process and norm, and eliminates the dichotomy by locating human agency and the active. It focuses on monitoring individuals as being in the center of social theory. Another paper discuses the physical model and the textual model that describe the basic components of an archaeological record. For example, the first model implies that archaeological inferences move from material components of the record to material phenomena in the past. The second model assumes that archaeological inference should move from material phenomena to mental phenomena, from material symbols to the ideas and beliefs they encode. Another paper explains the use of analogy as a useful tool in archaeological considerations. One paper investigates bones as a material for study, including the analysis of carnivore-induced fractures or hominid-induced modifications from using bones as tools. The collection is suitable for sociologists, anthropologist, professional or amateur archaeologists, and museum curators studying archaeological artifacts.
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Post-processual and Cognitive Approaches

Author: David S. Whitley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415141604

Category: Social Science

Page: 347

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This Reader in Archaeological Theory presents sixteen articles of key theoretical significance, in a format which makes this notoriously complex area easier for students to understand. This volume: * provides an intellectual history of different approaches to archaeology which contextualizes the complex traditions of cognitive archaeology and postprocessualism on which it focuses * organizes theories of archaeology, the meanings of things, the prehistoric mind and cognition, gender, ideology and social theory and archaeology's relationship to today's society and politics * includes lucid section introductions to each section which provide context, explain why the papers are so significant and summarize their key points * emphasizes research from the 'New World', making archaeological theory especially relevant and accessible to students in North America.
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Author: Paul G. Bahn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521454735

Category: Art

Page: 302

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Surveys prehistoric art throughout the world, including body art, art on rocks and walls, and objects; changes in scholarship; and what the art can reveal about early sexual, social, economic, and religious life
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Author: Clive Gamble

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317542754

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Now in an updated third edition, Archaeology: The Basics provides a straightforward and engaging introduction to the world of Archaeology. This book answers key questions about how and why we practice archaeology and examines the theories and themes underpinning the subject. Fully updated, this new edition includes a wide range of examples and new material on key growth areas including: * Evolutionary approaches in current archaeology * The archaeology of landscape and place * The impact and value of archaeology * Conflict archaeology and the politics of the past With 12 new illustrations, four new boxes and additional case studies this text is essential reading for all those beginning to study archaeology and anyone who has ever questioned the past.
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Original Readings in Method and Practice

Author: Peter Neal Peregrine,Carol R. Ember,Melvin Ember

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130939784

Category: Social Science

Page: 422

View: 9076

Written by some of the top archaeologists in the country, this collection of 25 articles covers the entire range of archaeological methods as well as issues and controversies in contemporary archaeology. Illustrates through case studies how archaeologists put methods into practice to solve problems. Explores how ideas were formed and research conducted along with the people behind the process of archaeological discovery. Focuses on how archaeologists find and recover data from archaeological sites and materials, with examples from the contributors' own research. Examines issues and controversies in contemporary archaeology, discussing different theories, opinions, and evidence on various issues. For anyone interested in learning more about archaeological methods and discoveries.
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The Making of the Human Mind

Author: Colin Renfrew

Publisher: Modern Library Chronicles

ISBN: 0812976614

Category: History

Page: 219

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In this invaluable, brief account of human development prior to the last four millennia, Colin Renfrew delivers a meticulously researched and passionately argued chronicle about our life on earth, and our ongoing quest to understand it.
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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467265373

Category: Education

Page: 430

View: 6943

Facts101 is your complete guide to Archaeology Essentials , Theories, Methods and Practice. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Author: James A. Moore,Arthur S. Keene

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483277631

Category: History

Page: 330

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Studies in Archaeology: Archaeological Hammers and Theories provides information pertinent to the archeological method, with emphasis on the interaction of data and technique with theory and problems. This book describes the nature of archeological data, the range of archeological theories, and the scope of archeological problems. Organized into three parts encompassing 13 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the products of the archeological record. This text then examines survey sampling, site formation studies, and lithic and ceramic analysis. Other chapters consider the behavioral concepts that are implicit in the notions of special behavior, optimization, decision making, and population dynamics. This book discusses as well the analysis of pottery, which plays a leading part in the reconstruction of culture histories in archeology. The final chapter suggests an alternative set of philosophical issues that might serve to focus a philosophy or archeology. This book is a valuable resource for archeologists.
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Author: Martin Carver

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136616837

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Drawing its numerous examples from Britain and beyond, Archaeological Investigation explores the procedures used in field archaeology travelling over the whole process from discovery to publication. Divided into four parts, it argues for a set of principles in part one, describes work in the field in part two and how to write up in part three. Part four describes the modern world in which all types of archaeologist operate, academic and professional. The central chapter ‘Projects Galore’ takes the reader on a whirlwind tour through different kinds of investigation including in caves, gravel quarries, towns, historic buildings and underwater. Archaeological Investigation intends to be a companion for a newcomer to professional archaeology – from a student introduction (part one), to first practical work (part two) to the first responsibilities for producing reports (part three) and, in part four, to the tasks of project design and heritage curation that provide the meat and drink of the fully fledged professional. The book also proposes new ways of doing things, tried out over the author’s thirty years in the field and brought together here for the first time. This is no plodding manual but an inspiring, provocative, informative and entertaining book, urging that archaeological investigation is one of the most important things society does.
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Author: Colin Renfrew,Paul Bahn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107647754

Category: Social Science

Page: 1892

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The Cambridge World Prehistory provides a systematic and authoritative examination of the prehistory of every region around the world from the early days of human origins in Africa two million years ago to the beginnings of written history, which in some areas started only two centuries ago. Written by a team of leading international scholars, the volumes include both traditional topics and cutting-edge approaches, such as archaeolinguistics and molecular genetics, and examine the essential questions of human development around the world. The volumes are organised geographically, exploring the evolution of hominins and their expansion from Africa, as well as the formation of states and development in each region of different technologies such as seafaring, metallurgy and food production. The Cambridge World Prehistory reveals a rich and complex history of the world. It will be an invaluable resource for any student or scholar of archaeology and related disciplines looking to research a particular topic, tradition, region or period within prehistory.
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Author: Stanley A. South

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780971242739

Category: History

Page: 345

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A welcome reprint of Stanley South's classic book on historical archaeology, originally written for a North American audience but as relevant to scholars working on industrial and historical archaeology in the Old World. One of the two or three most influential books in historical archaeology. The scientific approach outlined and practiced throughout this book still dominates the discipline - Mark P Leone, University of Maryland.
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The Puzzle of Indo-European Origins

Author: Colin Renfrew

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521386753

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

View: 5658

Analyzes the relationships between language groups, compares language development with archaeological information, and speculates on population movements
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