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Introducing archaeology

Author: Robert James Muckle
Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. ; Orchard Park, NY : Broadview Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Introducing Archaeology is the perfect text for introductory archaeology classes. Concise and well written, it will appeal to instructors and students alike." - Patricia Hamlen, William Rainey  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert James Muckle
ISBN: 1551115050 9781551115054
OCLC Number: 1025445429
Notes: Includes index.
Description: [XX], 257 p. : il. ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of Figures List of Tables Note to Instructors Note to Students Acknowledgments About the Author Chapter 1: Situating Archaeology Introduction Images of Archaeology Defining Archaeology A Scholarly Endeavor, a Profession, and a Craft Archaeology versus Archeology Contextualizing Archaeology Rationalizing Archaeology Basic Concepts in Archaeology Key Resources and Suggested Reading Chapter 2: Looking at Archaeology's Past Introduction From the Ancient Philosophers to the End of the Eighteenth Century Archaeology in the Nineteenth Century From 1900 Onward Key Resources and Suggested Reading Chapter 3: Managing Archaeology in the Early Twenty-first Century Introduction The Four Major Types of Archaeology Subfields of Archaeology National and International Heritage Management Ethics and Archaeology Career Tracks in Archaeology Sharing Information Key Resources and Suggested Reading Chapter 4: Comprehending the Archaeological Record Introduction Defining the Archaeological Record and Its Components Creating Archaeological Sites Understanding Bias in the Preservation of Material Remains Site Disturbance Key Resources and Suggested Reading Chapter 5: Working in the Field Introduction Designing Archaeological Field Projects Discovering Archaeological Sites Excavation Field Laboratories Ethnoarchaeology and Experimental Archaeology: Research Design and Field Methods Hazards of Field Work Key Resources and Suggested Reading Chapter 6: Working in the Laboratory Introduction Laboratory Processes Artifact Analysis Ecofact Analysis Analysis of Human Remains Key Resources and Suggested Reading Chapter 7: Reconstructing Culture History Introduction Determining Antiquity Conceptualizing Time World Prehistory Ancient Civilizations Key References and Suggested Reading Chapter 8: Reconstructing Ecological Adaptations Introduction Reconstructing Palaeoenvironments Reconstructing Settlement Patterns Reconstructing Subsistence Strategies Distinguishing Wild Plants and Animals from Domestic Reconstructing Diet Key Resources and Suggested Reading Chapter 9: Reconstructing the Social and Ideological Aspects of Culture Introduction Reconstructing Inequality Reconstructing Types of Societies Reconstructing Identity Reconstructing Ideology Key Resources and Suggested Reading Chapter 10: Explaining Things of Archaeological Interest Introduction Three Levels of Archaeological Research Mechanisms of Culture Change Conceptual Frameworks Explaining the Transition to Food Production Explaining the Collapse of Civilizations Understanding Bias in Archaeological Explanations Evaluating Competing Explanations Key Resources and Suggested Reading Epilogue The Current State of Archaeology Predicting the Future of Archaeology Final Comments Glossary Bibliography Sources Index
Responsibility: Robert J. Muckle.

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