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Lithics : Macroscopic Approaches To Analysis (2ND 05 Edition)
Lithics : Macroscopic Approaches To Analysis (2ND 05 Edition)
by William Andrefsky
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Completely updated and revised edition on the groundbreaking manual on stone artifact analysis, Lithics.... (read more)

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The Archaeology of Death (New Directions in Archaeology)
The Archaeology of Death (New Directions in Archaeology)
by Robert Chapman
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Evidence for the disposal of the dead is one of the most common classes of archaeological data; in both prehistoric and historic contexts, archaeologists have long used the remains of death and burial as a source for interpretations of society, culture... (read more)

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Simulating Change: Archaeology Into the Twenty-First Century (Foundations of Archaeological Inquiry)
Simulating Change: Archaeology Into the Twenty-First Century (Foundations of Archaeological Inquiry)
by Andre Costopulus
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Simulating Change explores the history, the state of the art, and the controversies in the use of computer simulation in archaeology. Thanks to contributions from archaeological simulation pioneers such as Martin Wobst, the work of established veterans... (read more)

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Burial Terminology: A Guide for Researchers: A Guide for Researchers
Burial Terminology: A Guide for Researchers: A Guide for Researchers
by Roderick Sprague
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Reference guide establishing a standard terminology for archaeologists to use to describe burials and grave goods. Visit our website for sample chapters!... (read more)

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Debating Archaeology
Debating Archaeology
by Lewis Rober Binford
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Transferred to digital printing 2005 on copyright.... (read more)

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Archaeology: The Discipline of Things
Archaeology: The Discipline of Things
by Bjornar Olsen
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"This book exhorts the reader to embrace the materiality of archaeology by recognizing how every step in the discipline's scientific processes involves interaction with myriad physical artifacts, ranging from the camel-hair brush to profile drawings to... (read more)

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The Archaeologist's Manual for Conservation: A Guide to Non-Toxic, Minimal Intervention Artifact Stabilization
The Archaeologist's Manual for Conservation: A Guide to Non-Toxic, Minimal Intervention Artifact Stabilization
by Bradley A Rogers
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'This manual is designed to take the mysticism out of archaeological artifact conservation and act as both reference and guide. It is intended as a tool to assist archaeologists in stabilizing a majority of the artifacts they excavate, or those already... (read more)

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American School of Prehistoric Research Monograph #5: Interpreting the Past: Essays on Human, Primate, and Mammal Evolution
American School of Prehistoric Research Monograph #5: Interpreting the Past: Essays on Human, Primate, and Mammal Evolution
by Daniel Lieberman
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This volume reviews major topics in human, primate, and mammalian evolution with an emphasis on systematic paleoenvironmental and behavioral questions, and the epistemological problems of interpreting the past with fossil data.... (read more)

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Life in a Cave
Life in a Cave
by Paul Jordan
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What was it like to be a cavemen? What sort of house would you live in? What sort of clothes would you wear? Paul Jordan takes us back in time to see what it was really like to live in prehistoric times, what kind of animals we would have shared the land... (read more)

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Cosmopolitan Archaeologies (Material Worlds)
Cosmopolitan Archaeologies (Material Worlds)
by Lynn Meskell
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An important collection, Cosmopolitan Archaeologies delves into the politics of contemporary archaeology in an increasingly complex international environment. The contributors explore the implications of applying the cosmopolitan ideals of obligation to... (read more)

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Exact Sciences in Antiquity 2ND Edition
Exact Sciences in Antiquity 2ND Edition
by Otto Neugebauer
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Based on a series of lectures delivered at Cornell University in the fall of 1949, and since revised, this is the standard non-technical coverage of Egyptian and Babylonian mathematics and astronomy, and their transmission to the Hellenistic world... (read more)

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Stone Conservation: An Overview of Current Research (Readings in Conservation)
Stone Conservation: An Overview of Current Research (Readings in Conservation)
by Eric Doehne
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Petra, Angkor, Copan, Venice, Lascaux, Easter Island—all are examples of irreplaceable cultural heritage built in stone and now slowly disappearing. In 1996 the Getty Conservation Institute published Stone Conservation: An Overview of Current... (read more)

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The Practical Archaeologist: How We Know What We Know about the Past
The Practical Archaeologist: How We Know What We Know about the Past
by Jane Mcintosh
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The Practical Archaeologist is an introduction to archaeology with a user-oriented approach. Researchers of all ages will learn how archaeologists work and how they interpret the evidence they discover. More than 200 full-color and black-and-white... (read more)

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The Idea of Cultural Heritage: Revised Edition
The Idea of Cultural Heritage: Revised Edition
by Derek Gillman
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The idea of cultural heritage has become widespread in many countries, justifying government regulation and providing the background to disputes over valuable works of art and architecture. In this book, Derek Gillman uses several well-known cases from... (read more)

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Archaeological Theory: Who Sets the Agenda? (New Directions in Archaeology)
Archaeological Theory: Who Sets the Agenda? (New Directions in Archaeology)
by Norman Yoffee
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Since the l960s, archaeology has become increasingly taught in universities and practiced on a growing scale by national and local heritage agencies throughout the world. This book addresses the criticisms of postmodernist writers about archaeology's... (read more)

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Reconstructing Archaeology: Theory and Practice (Non-Governmental Organizations Series)
Reconstructing Archaeology: Theory and Practice (Non-Governmental Organizations Series)
by Michael Shanks
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A fresh and invigorating contribution to the emergence of a philosophically and culturally informed archaeology, which challenges the disciplinary practices of both traditional and new' archaeology.... (read more)

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Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure
Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure
by Amanda Adams
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The first women archaeologists were Victorian era adventurers who felt most at home when farthest from it. Adams takes readers along with seven intrepid women, each a pioneering archaeologist, each headstrong, smart, and courageous, who burst into what... (read more)

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Excavation
Excavation
by Steve Roskams
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A clear account of contemporary techniques in the theory and practice of excavation.... (read more)

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Zooarchaeology and Conservation Biology
Zooarchaeology and Conservation Biology
by R Lee Lyman
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Many modern ecological problems such as rain forest destruction, decreasing marine harvests, and fire suppression are directly or indirectly anthropogenic. Zooarchaeology and Conservation Biology presents an argument that conservation biology and... (read more)

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Geoarchaeology: The Earth-Science Approach to Archaeological Interpretation
Geoarchaeology: The Earth-Science Approach to Archaeological Interpretation
by George Rapp
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This comprehensive textbook is the first to offer an integrated approach to geoarchaeology -- the direct use of geologic concepts, methods, and knowledge to solve archaeological problems and interpret archaeological records. George (Rip) Rapp, Jr., and... (read more)

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