This comprehensive, fully illustrated Companion answers the need for an in-depth archaeology reference that provides authoritative coverage of this complex and interdisciplinary field. The work brings together the myriad strands and the great temporal and spatial breadth of the field into two thematically organized volumes.
In twenty-six authoritative and clearly-written essays, this Companion explores the origins, aims, methods and problems of archaeology. Each essay is written by a scholar of international standing and illustrations complement the text.
'A systematic overview of archaeology covering its central theories, approaches and methods. Recommended for academic libraries.' - Library Journal
'The book is well-produced and is a fascinating treasure chest in which to dip.' - Iain Watson, Reference Reviews
'Will undoubtedly become a standard reference work, for a generation at least, I guess. The Encyclopedia is authoritative and, as Graeme Barker intended, is also very readable.' - Iain Watson, Reference Reviews
'…a tour de force of modern archaeology.' - Archaeology in New Zealand Vol. 44 No. 1. [March 2001]
'In sum, the Companion Encyclopedia to Archaeology is a remarkable achievement. - Archaeology in New Zealand Vol. 44 No. 1. [March 2001]
'…in general, work stands as a reminder of just how sophisticated and all encompassing the discipline of archaeology has become…' - Archaeology in New Zealand Vol. 44 No. 1. [March 2001]
'…a remarkable resource, a valuable set of essays for students and professionals alike.' - Archaeology in New Zealand Vol. 44 No. 1 [March 2001]
Kristian Kristiansen, National Forest and Nature Agency, Denmark; Charles Redman, Arizona State University, USA; John Collis, Sheffield University, UK; Martin Carver, York University, UK; Anthony Harding, Durham University, UK; Anthony Brown, Leicester University, UK; Simon Hillson, University College, London, UK; Matthew Johnson, University of Wales, Lampeter, UK; Liz Slater, University of Glasgow, UK; Mike Parker Pearson, Sheffield University, UK; Julian Thomas, University of Wales, Lampeter, UK; Chris Gosden, La Trove University, Australia; John Bintliff, Durham University, UK; Timothy Earle, University of California, USA; Fekri Hassan, Washington State University, USA; Christopher Tilley and Nigel Spivey , University of Wales, Lampeter, UK; Chris Stringer, Natural History Museum, London, UK; Robin Dennell, Sheffield University, UK; Peter Bogucki, Princeton University, USA; Stephen Shennan, Southampton University, UK; Simon Stoddart, Bristol University, UK; Steven Dyson, SUNY, Buffalo, USA; Joseph Tainter, University of New Mexico, USA; David Hinton, Southampton University, UK; Mark Leone, Maryland University, USA; James Delle, New York University, USA; Paul Mullins, George Mason University, USA