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The Archaeology of Time : THEMES IN ARCHAEOLOGY - Gavin Lucas

The Archaeology of Time


Paperback Published: 2nd December 2004
ISBN: 9780415311984
Number Of Pages: 160

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It might seem obvious that time lies at the heart of archaeology, since archaeology is about the past. However, the issue of time is complicated and often problematic, and although we take it very much for granted, our understanding of time affects the way we do archaeology.
This book is an introduction not just to the issues of chronology and dating, but time as a theoretical concept and how this is understood and employed in contemporary archaeology. It provides a full discussion of chronology and change, time and the nature of the archaeological record, and the perception of time and history in past societies.
Drawing on a wide range of archaeological examples from a variety of regions and periods, The Archaeology of Time provides students with a crucial source book on one of the key themes of archaeology.

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'Lucas presents a clear, well-written and logically structured book ... [this book] does raise some important issues for consideration by those who are concerned about the political and philosophical motives of the discipline, and the practical problems of 'doing archaeology' in Australia.' - Australian Archaeology

Prefacep. viii
Beyond Chronologyp. 1
Time and the Archaeological Recordp. 32
Time in Past Societiesp. 61
Case Studyp. 95
Conclusionsp. 114
Bibliographyp. 137
Indexp. 148
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ISBN: 9780415311984
ISBN-10: 0415311985
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 2nd December 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 12.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1