Archaeology, an introduction : the history, principles, and methods of modern archaeology

by Kevin Greene

Paper Book, 1995



Call number

CC165 .G694 1995


Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995.


Archaeology: An Introduction looks behind the popular aspects of archaeology such as the discovery and excavation of sites, the study of human remains and animal bones, radiocarbon dating, museums and 'heritage' displays, and reveals the methods used by archaeologists. It also explains how the subject emerged from an amateur pursuit in the eighteenth century into a serious discipline, and explores changing fashions in interpretation in recent decades. This fifth edition has been updated by a new co-author, Tom Moore, and continues to include key references and guidance to help n

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LibraryThing member soniaandree
This book is part of the SA188 introductory course in Archaeology from the Open University (UK). It simply explains the 'scientific' side of archaeology that is usually presented to first-year undergraduates. This is a clear and concise book; the explanations are well documented and allow students
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to also go further in the bibliographical elements if needed. The course is also sponsored by the British Museum and the York Archaeological Trust, which makes this book an introductary essential for anyone interested in the field.
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Physical description

208 p.; 25 cm


0812215702 / 9780812215700


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