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Archaeology : a beginner's guide

Author: Joe Flatman
Publisher: London, England : Oneworld Publications, 2015. ©2015
Series: Oneworld beginners' guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whether it's Tomb Raider or Roman coins, the conventional view of archaeology as a discipline solely preoccupied with long dead cultures is misleading. In fact, archaeology is better described as a mode of thought - one by which we can better understand our past, present and future. Indeed, by studying artefacts of past human activity, we can even learn to better tackle great contemporary challenges like high  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Flatman
ISBN: 9781780745039 1780745036
OCLC Number: 899148781
Description: ix, 187 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: What is (and isn't) archaeology? --
Tools and techniques --
The archaeology of objects --
The archaeology of places --
The archaeology of landscapes --
The archaeology of travelling --
The future of archaeology.
Series Title: Oneworld beginners' guides.
Responsibility: Joe Flatman.

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