9780199657438

Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

  • ISBN 13:

    9780199657438

  • ISBN 10:

    0199657432

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/08/2012
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

This entertainingVery Short Introductionreflects the enduring popularity of archaeology - a subject which appeals as a pastime, career, and academic discipline, encompasses the whole globe, and surveys 2.5 million years. From deserts to jungles, from deep caves to mountain tops, from pebble tools to satellite photographs, from excavation to abstract theory, archaeology interacts with nearly every other discipline in its attempts to reconstruct the past. In this new edition, Paul Bahn brings the text up to date, including information about new discoveries and interpretations in the field, and highlighting the impact of developments such as the potential use of DNA and stable isotopes in teeth, as well the effect technology and science are having on archaeological exploration.

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