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Archaeology : The Key Concepts - Lord Colin Renfrew


The Key Concepts

By: Lord Colin Renfrew (Editor), Paul G. Bahn (Editor)

Paperback Published: 19th December 2004
ISBN: 9780415317580
Number Of Pages: 308

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From two of the best-known archaeological writers in the trade, this outstanding resource provides a thorough survey of the key ideas in archaeology, and how they impact on archaeological thinking and method.

Clearly written, and easy to follow, Archaeology: The Key Concepts collates entries written specifically by field specialists, and each entry offers a definition of the term, its origins and development, and all the major figures involved in the area.

The entries include:

  • thinking about landscape

  • archaeology of cult and religion

  • cultural evolution

  • concepts of time

  • urban societies

  • the antiquity of humankind

  • archaeology of gender

  • feminist archaeology

  • experimental archaeology

  • multiregional evolution.

With guides to further reading, extensive cross-referencing, and accessibly written for even beginner students, this book is a superb guide for anyone studying, teaching, or with any interest in this fascinating subject.

List of Key Concepts. Contributors. Introduction. Key Concepts. Index

ISBN: 9780415317580
ISBN-10: 0415317584
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 19th December 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1