Principles of Archaeology provides the building blocks for students to learn how archaeologists think. Retaining its focus on teaching the major methods of thought and analysis and the importance of scientific techniques, this new edition has been thoroughly redesigned and revised to include the most recent technologies and ethical issues involved in studying the past. A new co-author specializing in archaeological chemistry means the book leads the way with coverage of the most pioneering scientific approaches in archaeology, while up-to-date examples show students the complexity of practising archaeology, and how archaeological sites and finds impact how we understand our present and future.
Principles of Archaeology remains the most accessible and engaging entry point for those wanting to learn more about this fascinating field of study.
Table of Contents
1. An Introduction to Archaeology • 2. A Brief History of Archaeology • 3. Interpretation in Archaeology • 4. Archaeological Questions • 5. The Archaeological Record • 6. Fieldwork • 7. Kinds of Things • 8. Dating • 9. Geoarchaeology • 10. Lithic Analysis • 11. Ceramic Analysis • 12. Archaeobotany • 13. Archaeozoology • 14. Bioarchaeology • 15. Archaeological Chemistry • 16. Responsibilities • Endmatter