4th Edition

The Archaeology Coursebook
An Introduction to Themes, Sites, Methods and Skills





ISBN 9780415526883
Published March 31, 2015 by Routledge
658 Pages

USD $62.95

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Book Description

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?

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Biography

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.

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