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Ethnoarchaeology in Action (Cambridge World Archaeology)

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Ethnoarchaeology in Action is the first and only comprehensive study of ethnoarchaeology, the ethnographic study of living cultures from archaeological perspectives, and is designed for senior undergraduates and above in archaeology and anthropology. Its geographical coverage is global and the book includes relevant theory, practical advice regarding fieldwork, and complete topical coverage of the discipline. Critical discussions of varied case studies make this a very readable book. It is illustrated with numerous figures and photographs of many leading ethnoarchaeologists in action.

Synopsis:

This comprehensive study of ethnoarchaeology includes theory, practical advice regarding fieldwork, and topical coverage.

Synopsis:

This comprehensive study of ethnoarchaeology, the ethnographic study of living cultures from archaeological perspectives, uses a global coverage and includes theory, practical advice regarding fieldwork, and complete topical coverage of the discipline. Critical discussions of varied case studies make this a very readable book and well-suited to use in class.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 422-468) and index.

Table of Contents

List of figures and credits; List of tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Ethnoarchaeology: its nature, origins, and history; 2. Theorizing ethnoarchaeology and analogy; 3. Fieldwork and ethics; 4. Human residues: entering the archaeological context; 5. Fauna and subsistence; 6. Studying artifacts: functions, operating sequences, taxonomy; 7. Style and the marking of boundaries: contrasting regional studies; 8. Settlement: systems and patterns: 9. Site structures and activities; 10. Architecture; 11. Specialist craft production and apprenticeship; 12. Trade and exchange; 13. Mortuary practices, status, ideology, and systems of thought; 14. Conclusions: ethnoarchaeology in context; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521667791
Editor:
Yoffee, Norman
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Yoffee, Norman
Author:
Yoffee, Norman
Author:
Nicholas, David
Author:
Kramer, Carol
Author:
David, Nicholas
Location:
Cambridge, U.K.
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Ethnoarchaeology
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Abridged:
Abridged Edition
Series:
Cambridge world archaeology
Series Volume:
105-122
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
96 b/w illus. 3 maps
Pages:
508
Dimensions:
9.68x6.62x1.13 in. 1.78 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This comprehensive study of ethnoarchaeology includes theory, practical advice regarding fieldwork, and topical coverage.
"Synopsis" by , This comprehensive study of ethnoarchaeology, the ethnographic study of living cultures from archaeological perspectives, uses a global coverage and includes theory, practical advice regarding fieldwork, and complete topical coverage of the discipline. Critical discussions of varied case studies make this a very readable book and well-suited to use in class.
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