Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction - This entertaining Very Short Introduction reflects the enduring popularity of archaeology - a subject which appeals as a pastime, career, and academic discipline, encompasses the whole globe, and surveys 2.5 million years. From deserts to jungles, from deep caves to mountain tops, from pebble tools to satellite photographs, from excavation to abstract theory, archaeology interacts with nearly every other discipline in its attempts to reconstruct the past.
Anyone interested in archaeology as a hobby, career, or area of study.
Introduction; 1. The Origins and Development of Archaeology; 2. Making a Date; 3. Technology; 4. How Did People Live? 5. How Did People Think? 6. Settlement and Society; 7. How and Why Did Things Change? 8. Minorities and Sororities; 9. Presenting the Past to the Public; 10. The Future of the Past; Further Reading; Index
Authors, editors, and contributors
Paul Bahn is an acclaimed authority and popularizer of the subject, being a freelance writer and broadcaster, and author of the standard textbook for archaeology students
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