Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice (Fifth Edition)

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9780500287132: Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice (Fifth Edition)

"Sets the new standard for excellence in this field."?Antiquity

This best-selling textbook on what archaeologists do and how they do it has now been completely revised. Structured according to the key questions that archaeologists ask themselves, it provides coverage of all the major developments in methods, science, technology, and theory.

For the fifth edition, the voices of indigenous archaeologists have been included, and there is updated coverage of archaeological ethics and Cultural Resource Management. Recent findings are discussed, and there is expanded coverage of topics such as bioarchaeology and geoarchaeology.
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About the Author:

Paul Bahn is a prehistorian and archaeology writer. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including the standard introduction to cave art, Journey Through the Ice Age.

Colin Renfrew is Disney Professor Emeritus of Archaeology and former Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge. He is the author and editor of many books, including Before Civilization, Archaeology and Language, and Prehistory and coeditor (with Paul Bahn) of The Cambridge World Prehistory. He is a fellow of the British Academy and a life peer in the House of Lords.

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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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