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Linking to the past : a brief introduction to archaeology

Author: Kenneth L Feder
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008. ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Written in a conversational style, Linking to the Past: a Brief Introduction to Archaeology, Second Edition, offers students a concise and entertaining introduction to archaeological methods"--Back cover.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth L Feder
ISBN: 9780195331172 0195331176
OCLC Number: 122423954
Description: xxii, 474 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: How I spent my summer vacation: finding, excavating, and interpreting the Wood Lily site in north-central Connecticut --
A biography of archaeology --
What archaeologists want to know --
Doing archaeology: practical considerations --
A community's shadow: the archaeological site --
Searching for the past: archaeological site survey --
Revealing the past: the archaeological excavation --
Interpreting the past: gauging the age of an archaeological site --
Interpreting the past: the environmental contexts of antiquity --
Technology: how people made things --
Putting food on the table: reconstructing ancient diets --
Families, neighbors, and strangers: reconstructing ancient social systems --
Conversing with the dead: bioarchaeology --
Wood Lily: archaeological portrait of a life --
Epilogue: can we reconstruct the past.
Other Titles: Brief introduction to archaeology
Responsibility: Kenneth L. Feder, Central Connecticut State University.
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"Written in a conversational style, Linking to the Past: a Brief Introduction to Archaeology, Second Edition, offers students a concise and entertaining introduction to archaeological methods"--Back cover.

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