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Archaeology, International Edition

by David Thomas, Robert Kelly

Archaeology, International Edition Synopsis

This text pairs two of archaeology's most recognized names: Robert L. Kelly and David Hurst Thomas, who together have over seventy years of experience leading excavations. The sixth edition of ARCHAEOLOGY, International Edition reflects the most recent research and changes in the field, while covering core concepts in an exceptionally student-friendly fashion using personalized examples and high-interest topics. This edition continues a tradition of combining academic rigor with an engaging writing style that has made ARCHAEOLOGY, International Edition one of the most well-respected and best-selling texts in the discipline. A rich array of supplemental resources is available for purchase, including a book companion website, as well as a CD-ROM developed by the authors entitled DOING FIELDWORK: ARCHAEOLOGICAL DEMONSTRATIONS.

Archaeology, International Edition Press Reviews

1. Meet Some Real Archaeologists. 2. The Structure of Archaeological Inquiry. 3. Doing Fieldwork: Surveying for Archaeological Sites. 4. Doing Fieldwork: Why Archaeologists Dig Square Holes. 5. Geoarchaeology and Site Formation Processes. 6. Chronology Building: How to Get a Date. 7. The Dimensions of Archaeology: Time, Space, and Form. 8. Taphonomy, Experimental Archaeology, and Ethnoarchaeology. 9. People, Plants, and Animals in the Past. 10. Bioarchaeological Approaches to the Past. 11. Reconstructing Social and Political Systems of the Past. 12. The Archaeology of the Mind. 13. Understanding Key Transitions in World Prehistory. 14. Historical Archaeology: Insights on American History. 15. Caring for the Global Cultural Heritage. 16. Archaeology's Future. Glossary. Bibliography. Photo Credits. Index.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781111831417
Publication date: 31st January 2012
Author: David Thomas, Robert Kelly
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc an imprint of Cengage Learning, Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 512 pages
Categories: Archaeology,

About David Thomas, Robert Kelly

David Hurst Thomas has served as curator of anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City since 1972. A specialist in Native American archaeology, Thomas discovered both Gatecliff Shelter (Nevada) and the lost 16th- and 17th-century Franciscan mission Santa Catalina de Guale on St. Catherine's Island, Georgia. He has led the long-term excavation of Mission San Marcos near Santa Fe (New Mexico) and recently returned to St. Catherine's Island for long-term archaeological exploration. A founding trustee of the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian since 1989, Thomas has published extensively. His works include 100 papers and 30 ...

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