The Archaeology Coursebook
An Introduction to Themes, Sites, Methods and Skills
This fully updated and revised edition of the best-selling title The Archaeology Coursebook is a guide for students studying archaeology for the first time. Including new methods and key studies in this fourth edition, it provides pre-university students and teachers, as well as undergraduates and enthusiasts, with the skills and technical concepts necessary to grasp the subject.
The Archaeology Coursebook:
- introduces the most commonly examined archaeological methods, concepts and themes, and provides the necessary skills to understand them
- explains how to interpret the material students may meet in examinations
- supports study with key studies, key sites, key terms, tasks and skills development
- illustrates concepts and commentary with over 400 photos and drawings of excavation sites, methodology and processes, tools and equipment
- provides an overview of human evolution and social development with a particular focus upon European prehistory.
Reflecting changes in archaeological practice and with new key studies, methods, examples, boxes, photographs and diagrams, this is definitely a book no archaeology student should be without.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part 1: Understanding Archaeological Resources 1. Archaeological Reconnaissance 2. Archaeological Excavation 3. Post-Excavation Analysis and Archaeological Materials 4. Understanding Dating in Archaeology 5. Archaeological Interpretation Part 2: Studying Themes in Archaeology 6. Human Origins 7. The Sites and People in the Landscapre: Settlement Archaeology 8. Economics A- Forgaing to Farming: The Exploitation of Plants and Animals 9. Economics B: Extraction, Manufacture, Material Culture and Exchange 10. People and Society in the Past 11. The Archaeology of Religion and Ritual Part 3: Issues in World Archaeology 12. Managing Archaeological Heritage13. Archaeology and the Present: Whose past is it anyway?
All three authors have considerable experience in teaching archaeology, examining and field archaeology. Jim Grant is Vice Principal at Cirencester College. Sam Gorin was formerly a Curriculum Director at Newark and Sherwood College. He has been widely involved in field archaeology in the East Midlands. Neil Fleming is Upper-Sixth House Master at Christ’s Hospital, Horsham.