Archaeology Essentials

Author: Colin Renfrew
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780500291597
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The concise version of the bestselling introduction to archaeology, updated and in full color

Archaeology

Author: Colin Renfrew
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780500292105
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The best-selling archaeology textbook in the world, revised and updated, and now in its seventh edition

A History of Archaeological Thought

Author: Bruce G. Trigger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521840767
Format: PDF, ePub
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Bruce Trigger examines the history of archaeological thought from medieval times to the present in world-wide perspective.

Archaeological Theory Today

Author: Ian Hodder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 074568100X
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Now in a revised and updated second edition, this volume provides an authoritative account of the current status of archaeological theory, as presented by some of its major exponents and innovators over recent decades. It summarizes the latest developments in the field and looks to its future, exploring some of the cutting-edge ideas at the forefront of the discipline. The volume captures the diversity of contemporary archaeological theory. Some authors argue for an approach close to the natural sciences, others for an engagement with cultural debate about representation of the past. Some minimize the relevance of culture to societal change, while others see it as central; some focus on the contingent and the local, others on long-term evolution. While few practitioners in theoretical archaeology would today argue for a unified disciplinary approach, the authors in this volume increasingly see links and convergences between their perspectives. The volume also reflects archaeology's new openness to external influences, as well as the desire to contribute to wider debates. The contributors examine ways in which archaeological evidence contributes to theories of evolutionary psychology, as well as to the social sciences in general, where theories of social relationships, agency, landscape and identity are informed by the long-term perspective of archaeology. The new edition of Archaeological Theory Today will continue to be essential reading for students and scholars in archaeology and in the social sciences more generally.

Archaeology

Author: Peter Neal Peregrine
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780130939784
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Written by some of the top archaeologists in the country, this collection of 25 articles covers the entire range of archaeological methods as well as issues and controversies in contemporary archaeology. Illustrates through case studies how archaeologists put methods into practice to solve problems. Explores how ideas were formed and research conducted along with the people behind the process of archaeological discovery. Focuses on how archaeologists find and recover data from archaeological sites and materials, with examples from the contributors' own research. Examines issues and controversies in contemporary archaeology, discussing different theories, opinions, and evidence on various issues. For anyone interested in learning more about archaeological methods and discoveries.

History

Author: Peter Claus
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317409876
Format: PDF, Docs
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Demystifying the subject with clarity and verve, History: An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice familiarizes the reader with the varied spectrum of historical approaches in a balanced, comprehensive and engaging manner. Global in scope, and covering a wide range of topics from the ancient and medieval worlds to the twenty-first century, it explores historical perspectives not only from historiography itself, but from related areas such as literature, sociology, geography and anthropology. Clearly written, accessible and student-friendly, this second edition is fully updated throughout to include: An increased spread of case studies from beyond Europe, especially from American and imperial histories. New chapters on important and growing areas of historical inquiry, such as environmental history and digital history Expanded sections on political, cultural and social history More discussion of non-traditional forms of historical representation and knowledge like film, fiction and video games. Accompanied by a new companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/claus) containing valuable supporting material for students and instructors such as discussion questions, further reading and web links, this book is an essential introduction for all students of historical theory and method.

Archaeology The Basics

Author: Clive Gamble
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317542754
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Now in an updated third edition, Archaeology: The Basics provides a straightforward and engaging introduction to the world of Archaeology. This book answers key questions about how and why we practice archaeology and examines the theories and themes underpinning the subject. Fully updated, this new edition includes a wide range of examples and new material on key growth areas including: * Evolutionary approaches in current archaeology * The archaeology of landscape and place * The impact and value of archaeology * Conflict archaeology and the politics of the past With 12 new illustrations, four new boxes and additional case studies this text is essential reading for all those beginning to study archaeology and anyone who has ever questioned the past.

Ancient Bodies Ancient Lives

Author: Rosemary A. Joyce
Publisher:
ISBN:
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An anthropological report on gender roles in prehistoric times draws on a wealth of recent studies that offers insight into the history of sexual identity as it developed hundreds of thousands of years ago, challenging modern stereotypes and assumptions to explain the different ways in which ancient people defined themselves.

Social Work Theories and Methods

Author: Mel Gray
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446204995
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This exciting book draws together the key contemporary theories, theorists, and perspectives used in social work and explains how they are applied in practice and critiqued by social workers.