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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Paul Bahn is a world-renowned archaeological writer and an authority on rock art and the archaeology of Easter Island. He has published widely, both in the scholarly literature and in more popular books and articles on archaeology.

Colin Renfrew is the emeritus Disney Professor of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. He is one of the best-known and most influential contemporary archaeologists. He is especially well-known for his research on the ancient Aegean, his campaigns against looting and to preserve the world’s archaeological heritage, and his interests in archaeological theory and science. His contribution to archaeology has been recognized through seven prizes, including the Lucy Wharton Drexel Medal and the Latsis Prize of the European Science Foundation (both 2003) and the Balzan Prize (2004).

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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 co-editor (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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