9780131115538

Ancient Lives : An Introduction to Archaeology and Prehistory

  • ISBN 13:

    9780131115538

  • ISBN 10:

    0131115537

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2004
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

This wide-ranging introduction to the most fundamental principles, methods, and theoretical approaches of archaeology, combined with coverage of the major developments of human prehistory, is a book for complete beginners. Using first-person experience, a conversational narrative, and unique, truly global coverage reflected in examples from all parts of the world, it paints acompelling portrait of archaeology, science, and the past.The first half of the book covers the basic principles, methods and theoretical approaches of archaeology. The second half is summary of the major developments of human prehistory: the origins of humankind and the archaic world, the origins and spread of modern humans, the emergence of food production, and the beginnings of civilizationWritten for people who want to know more about archaeology and prehistory, not necessarily with a view to becoming a professional archaeologist.

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