Companion encyclopedia of archaeology

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  • London ; New York : Routledge 1999
Physical description
1 online resource (1266 p.)
ISBN
  • 1-280-10450-3
  • 0-203-01759-5
Notes
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • Original electronic resource. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary,
  • Source of acquisition: 1999/08/STR
  • English
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue
  • Ebrary eBook
Contents
  • COMPANION ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ARCHAEOLOGY; Copyright; Contents; Volume 1; List of figures; List of tables; Notes on contributors; Preface and acknowledgements; General introduction; Part I: Origins, Aims and Methods; 1 Discovering the past; 2 The development of archaeological theory: explaining the past; 3 The nature of archaeological evidence; 4 Field archaeology; 5 Establishing archaeological chronologies; 6 Reconstructing the environment and natural landscape; 7 Studying people; 8 Studying structures; 9 Studying artefacts; 10 Preserving and presenting the evidence
  • Part II: Themes and Approaches11 Culture and identity; 12 The organization of society; 13 Settlement and territory; 14 Food and farming; 15 Production and exchange in prehistory; 16 Production and exchange in historical archaeology; 17 Population dynamics; 18 Cognition: thought, ideas, and belief; Part III: Writing Archaeological History; 19 Human evolution; 20 Hunter-gatherer societies; 21 Early agricultural societies; 22 The development of rank societies; 23 Urbanization and state formation; 24 The development of empires; 25 Post-collapse societies; 26 Europe in the Middle Ages
  • 27 Archaeology and Islam28 Archaeology of the modern state: European colonialism; 29 The archaeology of industrialization; Index
Related item
  • Other format: ; ISBN: 0-415-06448-1
  • http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0648/98007621-d.html
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  • Electronic books.
  • Encyclopedias.
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  • English
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Summary

  • This comprehensive, fully illustrated Companion answers the need for an in-depth archaeology reference that provides authoritative coverage of this complex and interdisciplinary field. The work brings together the myriad strands and the great temporal and spatial breadth of the field into two thematically organized volumes.In twenty-six authoritative and clearly-written essays, this Companion explores the origins, aims, methods and problems of archaeology. Each essay is written by a scholar of international standing and illustrations complement the text.
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