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Archaeology 8ed : Theories, Methods and Practice - Colin Renfrew

Archaeology 8ed

Theories, Methods and Practice

By: Colin Renfrew, Paul Bahn

Paperback | 19 August 2020 | Edition Number 8

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* Updated treatment of postcolonial approaches and indigenous archaeology, with coverage of the ontological turn in archaeology, and new examples of community archaeology in southern Africa and Australia.

* New discoveries and research across the globe, such as archaeological evidence of social hierarchies at the ancient city of Liangzhu, China, and recent evidence of Neanderthal art in France and Spain.

* A more inclusive picture of archaeology, raising the profile of women in the discipline's history, and describing the development of archaeology in China and Japan.

* In Chapter Five, updated treatment of social organization, with critical evaluations of Service's model, and new coverage of heterarchies.

* New box features include: forensic archaeology; change in the Amazon; ancient microbes; paleoproteomics; Must Farm; evidence of feasting at Stonehenge; Neanderthal art; and ceramic styles and learning. * New book design, including, for each chapter, distinct introductions that offer a general overview of each topic covered.

About the Author

Colin Renfrew is Disney Professor Emeritus and former Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge. Paul Bahn is the author or editor of numerous books, including the standard introduction to cave art, Images of the Ice Age, as well as The First Artists (with Michel Lorblanchet).
Industry Reviews
'A student essential' - Current Archaeology
'Popular with students on both sides of the Atlantic ... immaculately fact-checked and proofed ... it is the book's intellectual ambition that really gives it the edge. And it is this that makes Renfrew and Bahn's Archaeology a book that anyone with a strong curiosity about the world around them can enjoy' - Mike Pitts, British Archaeology

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