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Archaeology the Key Conceptsby Colin Renfrew
Synopses & Reviews
From two of the best-known archaeological writers in the trade, this outstanding resource provides a thorough survey of the key ideas in archaeology, and how they impact on archaeological thinking and method.
Clearly written, and easy to follow, Archaeology: The Key Concepts collates entries written specifically by field specialists, and each entry offers a definition of the term, its origins and development, and all the major figures involved in the area.
The entries include:
With guides to further reading, extensive cross-referencing, and accessibly written for even beginner students, this book is a superb guide for anyone studying, teaching, or with any interest in this fascinating subject.
Book News Annotation:
Renfrew (archaeology, Cambridge University) and Bahn, a freelance writer and broadcaster on archaeology, survey the key ideas of archaeology and their impact on archaeological thinking and method. Articles by international experts, arranged alphabetically, define key terms and explain their origin and development, and feature guides to further reading and extensive cross-referencing. Subjects covered include cultural evolution, gender archaeology, and concepts of time.
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Written by the leading authors Colin Renfrew and Paul Bahn, "Archaeology: The Key Concepts" is an invaluable resource, providing an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of the key terms and their impact on archaeological thinking and method. Entries include: - Thinking about landscape - Archaeology of cult and religion - Cultural evolution - Concepts of time - Urban societies - The Antiquity of Man - Archaeology of gender - Feminist archaeology - Experimental archaeology - Multiregional evolution Each entry offers a definition of the term, explaining its origin and development, as well as a guide to further reading and extensive cross-referencing. This book is a superb guide for anyone studying or teaching the subject or with an interest in archaeology.
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