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The Cambridge encyclopedia of archaeology

Author: Andrew Sherratt; Grahame Clark
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 1980.
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cambridge encyclopedia of archaeology.
New York : Crown Publishers, 1980
(OCoLC)904187213
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Sherratt; Grahame Clark
ISBN: 0517534975 9780517534977 0521229898 9780521229890
OCLC Number: 4036929
Description: 495 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Part one: The development of modern archaeology --
Origins and growth of archaeology / David Whitehouse --
Revolution in archaeology / Andrew Sherratt --
Investigation in the field / Stephen Shennan --
Analysis and interpretation / Ian Hodder --
Economic archaeology / Robin Dennell --
Historical archaeology / Daphne Nash --
Recent advances and current trends / Colin Renfrew --
Part two: Man the hunter --
Ice Age environments / F. Alayne Street --
Man and the primates / Peter Andrews --
Early man / J.W.K. Harris / Handaxe makers / Derek Roe --
Development of human culture / Leslie Freeman --
Later Pleistocene hunters / Richard Klein --
Arrival of man in Australia / Alan Thorne --
Part III: The Postglacial revolution --
Beginnings of agriculture in the Near East and Europe / Andrew Sherratt --
Emergence of critics in the Near East / Joan Oates --
Mesopotamia and Iran in the Bronze Age / P.R.S. Moorey --
Egypt and the Levant in the Bronze Age / David O'Connor --
Agean and western Anatolia in the Bronze Age / Peter Warren --
Early agricultural communities in Europe / Andrew Sherratt --
Agricultural origins in East Asia / Ian C. Glover --
Early agriculture and the development of towns in India / Dilip Chakrabarti --
East Asia in the Bronze Age / Don Bayard --
Final stages of hunting and gathering in Africa / Ray Inskeep --
Agricultural origins in Africa / C. Thurstan Shaw --
IV: The early empires of the western Old World --
Assyrian empire / Nicholas Postgate --
Late Period Egypt and Nubia / David O'Connor --
Levant in the early first millennium BC / Peter Parr --
Iron Age Greece and the easter Mediterranean / Paul Cartledge --
Iran under the Achaemenians and Selucids / David Stronach --
Emergence of Arabia / Brian Doe --
Hellenistic world / Stephen Mitchell / First-millennium Europe before the Romans / John Alexander --
Western Mediterranean and the origins of Rome / T.W. Potter --
Rome and its Empire in the West / T.W. Potter --
Roman Empire in the East / Stephen Mitchell --
V: Empires in the eastern Old World --
Growth of a Chinese empire / Michael Loewe --
Rise of the nomads in central Asia / Marek Zvelebil --
India before and after the Mauryan empire / Romila Thapar --
South-east Asia: civilizations of the tropical forests / Bennet Bronson --
Imperial China and its neighbours / Denis Twitchett --
Forest cultures of south and south-east Asia / Gary Preland --
VI: Old empires and new forces --
Parthian and Sasnian Iran / Georgina Herrmann --
Byzantium: an empire under stress / Clive Foss --
Expansion of the Arabs / David Whitehouse --
Barbarian Europe in the first millennium / Dafydd Kidd --
Rise of temperate Europe / Colin Platt --
Urbanization of eastern Europe / Nikolai Dejevsky --
VII: On the edge of the Old World --
Northern forest cultures and the Arctic fringe / Marek Zvelebil --
Prehistory of Oceania: colonization and cultural change / G.J. Irwin --
Holocene Australia / G.N. Bailey --
Iron Age Africa and the expansion fo the Bantu / D.W. Phillipson --
Early states in Africa / Peter Garlake --
VIII: The New World --
North America in the early Postglacial / David Baerreis --
Colonization of the Arctic / Don E. Dumond --
Early agriculture in the Americas / Warwick Bray --
Agricultural groups in North America / James B. Griffin --
Mesoamerica: from village to empire John O'Shea --
Andean South America: from village to empire / Craig Morris --
Tropical forest cultures of the Amazon basin / Iris Barry --
IX: Pattern and process --
Interpretation and synthesis-a personal view / Andrew Sheratt --
Part three: Frameworks: dating and distribution --
Dating and dating methods/ Richard Burleigh --
Comparative chronologies / J.W. Lewthwaite and Adrew Sherratt --
Chronological atlas / J.W. Lewthwaite and Andrew Sherratt.
Responsibility: editor, Andrew Sherratt ; foreword by Grahame Clark.

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