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The Oxford handbook of archaeology

Author: Barry W Cunliffe; Chris Gosden; Rosemary A Joyce
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford handbooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Archaeology--the study of human society everywhere in the world, from distant human origins to the present day--is a vast subject as well as one of great popular interest. As an academic discipline, it has its own history of development, and has a distinct ethical code. The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology brings together over forty expert authors to explain what archaeology is really about. This comprehensive volume  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barry W Cunliffe; Chris Gosden; Rosemary A Joyce
ISBN: 9780199271016 0199271011
OCLC Number: 277205272
Description: xvii, 1161 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: The discipline of archaeology / Kristian Kristiansen --
The formative century, 1860-1960 / Robin Boast --
The theoretical scene, 1960-2000 / Matthew H. Johnson --
Into the future / Andrew Jones --
Technologies / Marcia-Anne Dobres --
Measuring the passage of time : achievements nad challenges in archaeological dating / A.M. Pollard --
Human activity in a spatial context / Gary Lock --
Data collection by excavation / Roger White --
Mastering materials / M.S. Tite --
The nature of humanness / Jonathan Marks --
Early hominids / Nicholas Toth and Kathy Schick --
The emergence of Homo sapiens sapiens / William Davies --
The Neanderthals / Paul Pettit --
Peopling the world / Steven Mithen --
Hunters and gatherers / Peter Mitchell --
Early farming and domestication / G. Barker --
Studying human diet / Robert Hedges --
Cultural complexity / Ian Morris --
Trade and interaction / Robin Skeates --
China : state formation and urbanization / Li Liu --
Mesoamerica / Elizabeth M. Brumfiel --
The central Andean region in prehistory / Terence N. D'Altroy --
The Mediterranean and its hinterland / Cyprian Broodbank --
The archaeology of sub-Saharan Africa/ Innocent Pikirayi --
Pre-Islamic Central Asia / Georgina Herrmann --
The circumpolar zone / Bryan C. Hood --
East Asia / S. Nelson --
Australasia / Lesley Head, Harry Allen, Tim Denham, and Richard Fullagar --
The Pacific Islands / Chris Gosden --
North America / Charles R. Cobb and Randall H. McGuire --
South American archaeology / P. P/ Funari, A. Zarankin, and E. Stovel --
Indigenous voices, archaeology, and the issue of repatriation / Jonathan Williams --
Sex and gender / Roberta Gilchrist --
Archaeological representation : the consumption and creation of the past / Stephanie Moser --
Community archaeology / Yvonne Marshall.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks.
Responsibility: edited by Barry Cunliffe, Chris Gosden, Rosemary A. Joyce.
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The Handbook, written by 35 leading experts, provides an authoritative guide to the full range of archaeological activities past and present. It will give the reader a sense of the history of the  Read more...

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an impressive group of performers... excellent... an even-handed approach is one of the strengths of this handbook * Clive Gamble, Times Literary Supplement *

 
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