Archaeology

📒What Is Archaeology ✍ Paul Courbin

✏Book Title : What Is Archaeology
✏Author : Paul Courbin
✏Publisher : University of Chicago Press
✏Release Date : 1988-10-07
✏Pages : 197
✏ISBN : 0226116565
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏What Is Archaeology Book Summary : Paul Courbin puts forward a penetrating and eloquent critique of the New Archeology, a movement of primarily American and British archaeologists that began in the 1960s and continues today. The New Archeologists dropped the "ae" spelling, symbolizing their intent to put the field on a modern and scientific footing. They questioned the bases, the objectives, and consequently the methods of traditional archaeology. Courbin examines this movement, its latent philosophy, its methods and their application, its theories, and its results. He declares that the record shows a devastating failure. The New Archeologists, he contends, may have developed scientific hypotheses, but in most cases they failed to carry out what is necessary to test their theories, thus contradicting the very goals they had set for the discipline. Reevaluating the field as a whole, Courbin asks, What is archaeology? He distinguishes it from such related fields as history and anthropology, emphatically arguing that the primary task of archaeology is what the archaeologist alone can accomplish: the establishment of facts—stratigraphies, time sequences, and identification tools, bones, potsherds, and so on. When archaeological findings lead to historical or anthropological conclusions, as they very often do, archaeologists must be aware that this involves a specific change in their work; they are no longer archaeologists proper. The archaeologist's work, Courbin stresses, is not a humble auxiliary of anthropology or history, but the foundation upon which historians and anthropologists of ancient civilizations will build and without which their theories cannot but collapse. What Is Archaeology? was originally published in French in 1982.

📒Archaeology ✍ Colin Renfrew

✏Book Title : Archaeology
✏Author : Colin Renfrew
✏Publisher : Psychology Press
✏Release Date : 2005
✏Pages : 298
✏ISBN : 0415317576
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Archaeology Book Summary : This invaluable resource provides an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of key ideas in archaeology and their impact on archaeological thinking and method. Featuring over fifty detailed entries by international experts, the book offers definitions of key terms, explaining their origin and development. Entries also feature guides to further reading and extensive cross-referencing. Archaeology: The Key Concepts is the ideal reference guide for students, teachers and anyone with an interest in archaeology.

📒The Archaeology Of Death ✍ Robert W. Chapman

✏Book Title : The Archaeology of Death
✏Author : Robert W. Chapman
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 1981-10-22
✏Pages : 159
✏ISBN : 0521237750
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Archaeology of Death Book Summary : This volume brings together studies on the disposal of the dead and the archaeological research potential of found remains.

✏Book Title : Archaeology
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✏Publisher : Yayasan Obor Indonesia
✏Release Date : 2006
✏Pages : 618
✏ISBN : 9792624996
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Archaeology ✍ Johannes Henoch Neethling Loubser

✏Book Title : Archaeology
✏Author : Johannes Henoch Neethling Loubser
✏Publisher : Rowman Altamira
✏Release Date : 2003
✏Pages : 169
✏ISBN : 075910381X
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Archaeology Book Summary : A brief introduction to contemporary archaeology in comic book format.

✏Book Title : Gender and the Archaeology of Death
✏Author : Bettina Arnold
✏Publisher : Rowman Altamira
✏Release Date : 2001
✏Pages : 203
✏ISBN : 075910137X
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Gender and the Archaeology of Death Book Summary : Edited volume on what archaeological mortuary analysis can tell researchers about gender relations in the ancient world.

📒Archaeology ✍ Brian M. Fagan

✏Book Title : Archaeology
✏Author : Brian M. Fagan
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2016-04-01
✏Pages : 384
✏ISBN : 9781317350118
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Archaeology Book Summary : Method and Theory in Archaeology Archaeology: A Brief Introduction is an introduction to the fundamental principles of method and theory in archaeology, exposing students to archaeology as a career. The text begins by covering the goals of archaeology, and then moves on to consider the basic concepts of culture, time, and space, by discussing the finding and excavation of archaeological sites. By providing a distinct emphasis on the ethics behind archaeology, and how we should act as stewards of the finite records of the human past, Archaeology: A Brief Introduction continues to be a book with a truly international perspective, not simply focusing on North America or Europe. Teaching and Learning Experience Improve Critical Thinking - Archaeology: A Brief Introduction's "Archaeology and You" chapter provides students with career advice in an era when archaeology is transitioning from predominantly academic to professional. Engage Students - Each chapter within Archaeology: A Brief Introduction highlights important finds that have shaped our archaeological perspective, and a global perspective that shows students that archaeology is the most global of all sciences, encompassing all of humanity.

✏Book Title : A Future for Archaeology
✏Author : Robert Layton
✏Publisher : Psychology Press
✏Release Date : 2006
✏Pages : 251
✏ISBN : 1844721264
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Future for Archaeology Book Summary : Over the last thirty years issues of culture, identity and meaning have moved out of the academic sphere to become central to politics and society at all levels from the local to the global. Archaeology has been at the forefront of these moves towards a greater engagement with the non-academic world, often in an extremely practical and direct way, for example in the disputes about the repatriation of human burials. Such disputes have been central to the recognition that previously marginalised groups have rights in their own past which are important for their future. The essays in this book look back at some of the most important events where a role for an archaeology concerned with the past in the present first emerged and look forward to the practical and theoretical issues now central to a socially engaged discipline and shaping its future. This book is published in honour of Professor Peter Ucko, who has played an unparalleled role in promoting awareness of the core issues in this volume among archaeologists.

✏Book Title : Handbook of Gender in Archaeology
✏Author : Sarah M. Nelson
✏Publisher : Rowman Altamira
✏Release Date : 2006
✏Pages : 913
✏ISBN : 0759106789
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Handbook of Gender in Archaeology Book Summary : First reference work to explore the research on gender in archaeology.

📒Archaeology ✍ Robert L. Kelly

✏Book Title : Archaeology
✏Author : Robert L. Kelly
✏Publisher : Cengage Learning
✏Release Date : 2016-01-08
✏Pages : 512
✏ISBN : 9781305670402
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Archaeology Book Summary : The seventh edition of ARCHAEOLOGY reflects the most recent research and changes in the field, while making core concepts easy to understand through an engaging writing style, personalized examples, and high-interest topics. This text pairs two of archaeology's most recognized names, Robert L. Kelly and David Hurst Thomas, who together have over 75 years of experience leading excavations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.