World Prehistory and Archaeology (2nd Edition)

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9780205786237: World Prehistory and Archaeology (2nd Edition)

Have you seen World Prehistory and Archaeology: Pathways through Time yet?

 

World Prehistory and Archaeology: Pathways through Time integrates world prehistory with a discussion of archaeological methods and techniques--emphasizing the relevance of how we know what we know about our human prehistory.  It provides the tools to allow for a lifelong engagement with archaeology, and draws students into the process of archaeological research and discovery. 

 

The author, Michael Chazan, brings students to the cutting edge of archaeological research by presenting the most recent discoveries and theoretical perspectives.  For how we know the past is inseparable from what we know of the past.  His text allows students to see that archaeology is a dynamic field in which knowledge is continually refined through scientific inquiry--while providing a sense of the relevance of archaeology in the contemporary world. 

 

The cornerstone of this book presents an integrated picture of prehistory as an active process of discovery--where methodological issues are not relegated to the opening chapters alone.  While the introduction to archaeological methods in the first two chapters is necessary, the questions of how we know the past are not abandoned at that point.  In fact, a number of key features--found within every chapter--have been especially developed for this text in order to draw together an integrated presentation of prehistory for students.

 

So what are you waiting for?  Contact your local publisher's representative today for YOUR review copy and see how World Prehistory and Archaeology will be able to draw YOUR students into the amazing world of archaeological reserach and discovery!

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About the Author:

Michael Chazan is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. He earned his Ph.D. in anthropology at Yale University. Before coming to Toronto, Dr. Chazan was a postdoctoral fellow with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris and at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Among his field experience are excavations in New Jersey, France, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, and South Africa. Dr. Chazan’s publications include a monograph on the Lower Paleolithic site of Holon, Israel, coauthored with Liora Horwitz. Dr. Chazan is currently engaged in a project on the Earlier Stone Age of South Africa.

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"...I would consider adopting this textbook because is does not use the conventional organization of prehistory by continent, but instead organizes global history by concepts and themes.  I also enjoy the personal accounts provided within the “Discovering the Past” features." - Timothy E. Baumann, Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology

 

"…Especially given the way that I teach this course, this is by far the best textbook I have used for this class." - Kevin Vaughn, Purdue University

 

"I am already using this text and I am extremely happy with it.  I am never really happy with the texts, so this is a first!" - Renee B. Walker, SUNY College at Oneonta

 

"The text is very readable for an undergraduate student..." - Paul Mullins, Indiana University-Purdue University

 

"The author has written the book with students in mind who will react strongly to beautiful pictures." - Richard Blanton, Purdue University

 

"…Book is well balanced, especially including Asia. Good synthesis of anthropological theory with archaeology…" - Georgia L. Fox, California State University, Chico

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