Archaeology: Down to Earth

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David Hurst Thomas presents a welcome alternative to the third person accounts found in archaeology texts on the market, with his passionate, down-to-earth introduction to archaeological method and theory. By including his own fieldwork among the many examples, the author with a "voice" gives students real insights into the practice of archaeology. This text emphasizes the importance of seeking multiple perspectives and explanations to understand the past. The author's vast experience discovering and excavating hundreds of archaeological sites provides students with an exciting look at the practice of archaeology today.

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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 books -- most recently, the bestselling Skull Wars: Kennewick Man, Archaeology, and The Battle for Native American Identity. Archaeologist Thomas likes "old stuff," including his 1961 Corvette, his 130-year-old house, and the Oakland Raiders.

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"It is well-written, easy to read, comprehensive, accurate, up-to-date, and the concepts are explained in a generally fun manner. I very much liked the fresh (new to this text) perspective and examples provided by Kelly."

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