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Routledge World Archaeology


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The Routledge World Archaeology series provides up-to-date surveys of key areas of the world. The volumes are intended to support students wishing to study the archaeology of these important regions for the first time. However, by including the latest research and discoveries the books will also be of interest to scholars and professional archaeologists. The Routledge World Archaeology series details in a clear and approachable fashion the wonder of archaeological findings and interpretation from around the globe.

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Archaeology of Pacific Oceania Inhabiting a Sea of Islands

Archaeology of Pacific Oceania: Inhabiting a Sea of Islands

1st Edition

By Mike Carson
March 07, 2018

This book integrates a region-wide chronological narrative of the archaeology of Pacific Oceania. How and why did this vast sea of islands, covering nearly one-third of the world’s surface, come to be inhabited over the last several millennia, transcending significant change in ecology, demography,...

Archaeology of the Southwest

Archaeology of the Southwest

3rd Edition

By Maxine E. McBrinn, Linda S Cordell
April 15, 2012

The long-awaited third edition of this well-known textbook continues to be the go-to text and reference for anyone interested in Southwest archaeology. It provides a comprehensive summary of the major themes and topics central to modern interpretation and practice. More concise, accessible, and ...

Ancient Southeast Asia

Ancient Southeast Asia

1st Edition

By John Norman Miksic, Goh Geok Yian
October 31, 2016

Ancient Southeast Asia provides readers with a much needed synthesis of the latest discoveries and research in the archaeology of the region, presenting the evolution of complex societies in Southeast Asia from the protohistoric period, beginning around 500BC, to the arrival of British and Dutch ...

Ancient Turkey

Ancient Turkey

1st Edition

By Antonio Sagona, Paul Zimansky
March 10, 2009

Students of antiquity often see ancient Turkey as a bewildering array of cultural complexes. Ancient Turkey brings together in a coherent account the diverse and often fragmented evidence, both archaeological and textual, that forms the basis of our knowledge of the development of Anatolia from the...

The Ancient Central Andes

The Ancient Central Andes

1st Edition

By Jeffrey Quilter
December 23, 2013

The Ancient Central Andes presents a general overview of the prehistoric peoples and cultures of the Central Andes, the region now encompassing most of Peru and significant parts of Ecuador, Bolivia, northern Chile, and northwestern Argentina. The book contextualizes past and modern scholarship and...

Prehistoric Britain

Prehistoric Britain

2nd Edition

By Timothy Darvill
June 09, 2010

Britain has been inhabited by humans for over half a million years, during which time there were a great many changes in lifestyles and in the surrounding landscape. This book, now in its second edition, examines the development of human societies in Britain from earliest times to the Roman ...

Archaeology of the Southwest, Second Edition

Archaeology of the Southwest, Second Edition

2nd Edition

By Maxine E. McBrinn, Linda S Cordell
January 01, 1997

The second edition of this well-known textbook on Southwestern archaeology provides a coherent and comprehensive summary of the major themes and topics central to modern interpretation and practice. This edition offers a readable and accurate representation of current debates and research in the ...

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