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Piecing Together the Past

The Interpretation of Archaeological Data, 1st Edition

By V. Gordon Childe


186 pages

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Originally published in 1956, this concise book brought together wisdom from V. Gordon Childe based upon 10 years of his lectures on the principles of archaeological classification, terminology and interpretive concepts. It examines meanings of technical terms and methodologies used in prehistoric archaeology, for those new to the area.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. What is Archaeology About? 2. How Young is Archaeology? 3. What is ‘The Archaeological Record’? 4. What Was it For? 5. When Was it Made? 6. How Long Ago Did That Happen? 7. Who Did It? 8. What Happens in Prehistory? 9. What is the Good of Archaeology?

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

Reissuing works originally published between 1930 and 1996, this set presents a rich selection of renowned and lesser-known scholarship across the subject. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this set of research, guidance and surveys. It includes works of theory and of practical research, ranging over a wide range of themes from archaeology and place-names to industrial archaeology to the rock art of Africa.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology