Archaeological Science & Methodology Products

  • Human Evolution

    An Introduction for the Behavioural Sciences, 1st Edition

    By Graham Richards

    Originally published in 1987, Human Evolution looks at theories of the evolution of human behaviour (contemporary at the time of publication). The book reviews competing theories of psychological and social evolution and provides a detailed historical introduction to the subject. A key theoretical…

    Hardback – 2019-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Evolution

  • Handbook of Cognitive Archaeology

    A Psychological Framework, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tracy Henley, Matt Rossano, Edward Kardas

    The remains that archaeologists uncover reveal ancient minds at work as much as ancient hands, and for decades many have sought a better way of understanding those minds. This understanding is at the forefront of cognitive archaeology, a discipline which believes that a greater application of…

    Paperback – 2019-08-05 
    Routledge

  • Dating Buildings and Landscapes with Tree-Ring Analysis

    An Introduction with Case Studies, 1st Edition

    By Darrin L. Rubino, Christopher Baas

    This book presents guidance, theory, methodologies, and case studies for analyzing tree rings to accurately date and interpret historic buildings and landscapes. Written by two long-time practitioners in the field of dendrochronology, the research is grounded in the fieldwork data of approximately…

    Paperback – 2019-05-31 
    Routledge

  • Historical Ecologies, Heterarchies and Transtemporal Landscapes

    1st Edition

    Edited by Celeste Ray, Manuel Fernández-Götz

    Interlacing varied approaches within Historical Ecology, this volume offers new routes to researching and understanding human–environmental interactions and the heterarchical power relations that shape both socioecological change and resilience over time. Historical Ecology draws from archaeology,…

    Hardback – 2019-05-09
    Routledge

  • Material Cultures of Childhood in Second World War Britain

    1st Edition

    By Gabriel Moshenska

    How do children cope when their world is transformed by war? This book draws on memory narratives to construct an historical anthropology of childhood in Second World Britain, focusing on objects and spaces such as gas masks, air raid shelters and bombed-out buildings. In their struggles to cope…

    Hardback – 2019-04-15
    Routledge
    Material Culture and Modern Conflict

  • An Archaeology of Skill

    Metalworking Skill and Material Specialization in Early Bronze Age Central Europe, 1st Edition

    By Maikel H.G. Kuijpers

    Material is the mother of innovation and it is through skill that innovations are brought about. This core thesis that is developed in this book identifies skill as the linchpin of – and missing link between – studies on craft, creativity, innovation, and material culture. Through a detailed study…

    Paperback – 2019-03-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Writing the Past

    Knowledge and Literary Production in Archaeology, 1st Edition

    By Gavin Lucas

    How do archaeologists make knowledge? Debates in the latter half of the twentieth century revolved around broad, abstract philosophies and theories such as positivism and hermeneutics which have all but vanished today. By contrast, in recent years there has been a great deal of attention given to…

    Paperback – 2018-12-07
    Routledge

  • Water and Society from Ancient Times to the Present

    Resilience, Decline, and Revival, 1st Edition

    Edited by Federica Sulas, Innocent Pikirayi

    As water availability, management and conservation become global challenges, there is now wide consensus that historical knowledge can provide crucial information to address present crises, offering unique opportunities to appreciate the solutions and mechanisms societies have developed over…

    Hardback – 2018-08-16
    Routledge

  • Re-Mapping Archaeology

    Critical Perspectives, Alternative Mappings, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Gillings, Piraye Hacıgüzeller, Gary Lock

    Maps have always been a fundamental tool in archaeological practice, and their prominence and variety have increased along with a growing range of digital technologies used to collect, visualise, query and analyse spatial data. However, unlike in other disciplines, the development of archaeological…

    Hardback – 2018-08-02
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Multispecies Archaeology

    1st Edition

    Edited by Suzanne E. Pilaar Birch

    Multispecies Archaeology explores the issue of ecological and cultural novelty in the archaeological record from a multispecies perspective. Human exceptionalism and our place in nature have long been topics of academic consideration and archaeology has been synonymous with an axclusively human…

    Hardback – 2018-02-20
    Routledge
    Archaeological Orientations

  • Language and Classification

    Meaning-Making in the Classification and Categorization of Ceramics, 1st Edition

    By Allison Burkette

    This volume adopts a practice-based approach to examine the different ways in which classification is communicated and negotiated in different environments within archaeology. The book looks specifically at the archaeological classification of ceramics as a lens through which to examine the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

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