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Archaeology : an introduction

Author: Kevin Greene
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This fourth edition of a highly popular title for beginners covers all the major topics in archaeology, and has a new regularly updated companion website with information and links.

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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Greene
ISBN: 0415233542 9780415233545 0415233550 9780415233552 9786610403943 6610403945
OCLC Number: 49640943
Description: xvii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: List of illustrations. Acknowledgements. Preface Part I: The Idea of the Past 1. The Intellectual History of Archaeology 2. The Emergence of Archaeological Methods 3. The Recognition and Study of Artefacts 4. Human Origins 5. From Hunting to Farming 6. The Discovery of Civilisations 7. Achievements of Early Archaeology 8. Guide to Further Reading Part II: Discovery and Investigation 1. Sites or Landscapes? 2. Field Archaeology 3. Remote Sensing 4. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) 5. Landscape Archaeology 6. Conclusions 7. Guide to Further Reading Part III: Excavation 1. The Development of Excavation Techniques 2. The Interpretation of Stratification 3. Planning an Excavation 4. Excavation Strategy 5. Records, Archives and Publication 6. Guide to Further Reading Part IV: Dating the Past 1. Background 2. Typology and Cross-Dating 3. Historical Dating 4. Scientific Dating Techniques 5. Absolute Techniques 6. Derivative Techniques 7. The Authenticity of Artefacts 8. Conclusions 9. Guide to Further Reading Part V: Archaeological Science 1. The Nature of Science 2. The Environment 3. Climate 4. The Geosphere 5. The Biosphere 6. Artefacts and Raw Materials 7. Conservation 8. Statistics 9. Experimental Archaeology 10. Conclusions 11. Guide to Further Reading Part VI: Making Sense of the Past 1. Where is Archaeology at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century? 2. Archaeological Theory 3. Towards Processual Archaeology 4. Towards Postprocessual Archaeology 5. Interpretive Archaeology 6. Archaeology and the Public 7. Conclusion 8. Gui
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