Archaeology: Introductory Archaeology

  • In the Beginning: An Introduction to Archaeology book cover

    In the Beginning

    An Introduction to Archaeology, 14th Edition

    By Brian M. Fagan, Nadia Durrani

    In the Beginning describes the basic methods and theoretical approaches of archaeology. This is a book about fundamental principles written in a clear, flowing style, with minimal use of technical jargon, which approaches archaeology from a global perspective. Starting with a broad-based…

    Paperback – 2020-03-11 
    Routledge

  • Divine Fertility: The Continuity in Transformation of an Ideology of Sacred Kinship in Northeast Africa book cover

    Divine Fertility

    The Continuity in Transformation of an Ideology of Sacred Kinship in Northeast Africa, 1st Edition

    By Sada Mire

    This book uniquely explores the impact of indigenous ideology and thought on everyday life in Northeast Africa. Furthermore, in highlighting the diversity in pre-Christian, pre-Islamic regional beliefs and practices that extend beyond the simplistic political arguments of the current dominant…

    Hardback – 2019-12-13 
    Routledge
    UCL Institute of Archaeology Publications

  • World Prehistory: A Brief Introduction book cover

    World Prehistory

    A Brief Introduction, 10th Edition

    By Brian M. Fagan, Nadia Durrani

    This popular introductory textbook provides an overview of more than 3 million years of human prehistory. Written in an accessible and jargon-free style, this engaging volume tells the story of humanity from our beginnings in tropical Africa up to the advent of the world’s first urban civilizations…

    Paperback – 2019-11-01 
    Routledge

  • People of the Earth: An Introduction to World Prehistory book cover

    People of the Earth

    An Introduction to World Prehistory, 15th Edition

    By Brian M. Fagan, Nadia Durrani

    People of the Earth is a narrative account of the prehistory of humankind from our origins over 3 million years ago to the first pre-industrial civilizations, beginning about 5,000 years ago. This is a global prehistory, which covers prehistoric times in every corner of the world, in a jargon-free…

    Paperback – 2018-10-01
    Routledge

  • Archaeology: The Science of the Human Past book cover

    Archaeology

    The Science of the Human Past, 5th Edition

    By Mark Q Sutton

    Archaeology: The Science of the Human Past provides an introduction to the broad and fascinating world of archaeology from the scientific perspective. Conveying the exhilaration of archaeological work, it explores the ways archaeologists analyse and interpret evidence. Varying…

    Paperback – 2018-08-30
    Routledge

  • The Archaeology of Art: Materials, Practices, Affects book cover

    The Archaeology of Art

    Materials, Practices, Affects, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Meirion Jones, Andrew Cochrane

    How can archaeologists interpret ancient art and images if they do not treat them as symbols or signifiers of identity? Traditional approaches to the archaeology of art have borrowed from the history of art and the anthropology of art by focusing on iconography, meaning, communication and…

    Paperback – 2018-06-11
    Routledge
    Themes in Archaeology Series

  • Archaeology of Pacific Oceania: Inhabiting a Sea of Islands book cover

    Archaeology of Pacific Oceania

    Inhabiting a Sea of Islands, 1st Edition

    By Mike Carson

    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,…

    Paperback – 2018-03-07
    Routledge
    Routledge World Archaeology

  • Strategies for Quantitative Research: Archaeology by Numbers book cover

    Strategies for Quantitative Research

    Archaeology by Numbers, 1st Edition

    By Grant S. McCall

    It is little secret that most archaeologists are uneasy with statistics. Thankfully, in the modern world, quantitative analysis has been made immensely easier by statistical software packages. Software now does virtually all our statistical calculations, removing a great burden for researchers. At…

    Paperback – 2018-02-23
    Routledge

  • World Prehistory and Archaeology: Pathways Through Time book cover

    World Prehistory and Archaeology

    Pathways Through Time, 4th Edition

    By Michael Chazan

    An Integrated Picture of Prehistory as an Active Process of Discovery World Prehistory and Archaeology: Pathways through Time, fourth edition, provides an integrated discussion of world prehistory and archaeological methods. This text emphasizes the relevance of how we know and what we know about…

    Paperback – 2017-08-18
    Routledge

  • Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium: Introducing Current Perspectives book cover

    Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium

    Introducing Current Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Oliver J. T. Harris, Craig Cipolla

    Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium provides an account of the changing world of archaeological theory and a challenge to more traditional narratives of archaeological thought. It charts the emergence of the new emphasis on relations as well as engaging with other current theoretical trends…

    Paperback – 2017-06-01
    Routledge

  • The Neolithic of Britain and Ireland book cover

    The Neolithic of Britain and Ireland

    1st Edition

    By Vicki Cummings

    The Neolithic of Britain and Ireland provides a synthesis of this dynamic period of prehistory from the end of the Mesolithic through to the early Beaker period. Drawing on new excavations and the application of new scientific approaches to data from this period, this book considers both life and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Archaeology of Northern Europe

  • Ancient Complex Societies book cover

    Ancient Complex Societies

    1st Edition

    By Jennifer C. Ross, Sharon R. Steadman

    Ancient Complex Societies examines the archaeological evidence for the rise and functioning of politically and socially “complex” cultures in antiquity. Particular focus is given to civilizations exhibiting positions of leadership, social and administrative hierarchies, emerging and already…

    Paperback – 2017-01-09
    Routledge

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