Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice (Portuguese Edition)

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9780500284414: Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice (Portuguese Edition)

The best-selling textbook on what archaeologists do and how they do itcompletely revised and redesigned. For the Fourth Edition, new theoretical approaches, such as agency, materiality, and engagement theory, are added and earlier approaches analyzed afresh. Field methods and scientific techniques have been updated throughout, and new emphasis is placed on climate change and its impact on human affairs. The latest information on topics as varied as the Iceman, Pleistocene extinctions, and llama domestication is included, along with the most up-to-date material on GIS and surveying technology. New topics will be introduced to emphasize the ever-changing face of modern archaeology, and additional special box features will be included, as well as discussion of the archaeological techniques needed to study the material culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. A key component of the new edition will be the introduction of a dedicated Web site and study guide to accompany the textbook itself. Over 600 illustrations.

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Colin Renfrew is Disney Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of many books, including Before Civilization, Archaeology and Language and Figuring It Out: the Parallel Visions of Artists and Archaeologists. Paul Bahn is a prehistorian and archaeological writer. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including the standard introduction to cave art, Journey through the Ice Age.

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'The most complete, wide-ranging and usable archaeological textbook in the world to date' - Nicholas Saunders, The Times Higher Education Supplement; 'Exactly what is required for first-year students' - Barry Cunliffe, University of Oxford; 'A text of impressive scope and detail... has the most global perspective on modern archaeology of any I have ever seen' - Glen H. Doran, Florida State University

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