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The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology Barry Cunliffe (University of Oxford, University of Oxford, Emeritus Professor of European Archaeology)

The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology By Barry Cunliffe (University of Oxford, University of Oxford, Emeritus Professor of European Archaeology)

Summary

The Handbook, written by 35 leading experts, provides an authoritative guide to the full range of archaeological activities past and present. It will give the reader a sense of the history of the subject and of the main theoretical debates, as well as a taste of the excitement generated by archaeological exploration.

The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology Summary

The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology by Barry Cunliffe (University of Oxford, University of Oxford, Emeritus Professor of European Archaeology)

Archaeology is a vast subject - it is the study of human society everywhere in the world, from distant human origins 3-4 million years ago up to the present day. The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology brings together 35 authors - all specialists in their own fields - to explain what archaeology is really about. This is one of the most comprehensive treatments of the subject and of the key debates ever attempted. It is designed to open up the world of archaeology to non-specialists and to provide an essential starting point for those who want to pursue particular topics in more depth.

The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology Reviews

an impressive group of performers... excellent... an even-handed approach is one of the strengths of this handbook * Clive Gamble, Times Literary Supplement *

About Barry Cunliffe (University of Oxford, University of Oxford, Emeritus Professor of European Archaeology)

Barry Cunliffe, Emeritus Professor of European Archaeology, University of Oxford Chris Gosden, Professor of European Archaeology, University of Oxford Rosemary A. Joyce, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley

Table of Contents

Barry Cunliffe: Introduction 1. The Name and Nature of Archaeology Kristian Kristiansen: The discipline of archaeology Robin Boast: The formative century, 1860-1960 Matthew H. Johnson: The theoretical scene, 1960-2000 Andy Jones: Into the future Marcia-Anne Dobres: Technologies 2. Tools of the Trade A. M. Pollard: Measuring the passage of time, achievements and challenges in archaeological dating Gary Lock: Human activity in a spatial context Roger White: Data collection by excavation M. S. Tite: Mastering materials 3. Early Humans Jonathan Marks: The nature of humanness Nicholas Toth & Kathy Schick: Early hominids William Davies: The emergence of Home sapiens sapiens Paul Pettitt: The Neanderthals Steven Mithen: Peopling the world 4. Strategies for Survival Peter Mitchell: Hunters and gatherers Graeme Barker: Early farming and domestication Robert Hedges: Studying diet 5. Complex Societies and the Formation of Early States Ian Morris: Cultural complexity Robin Skeates: Trade and interaction Li Liu: China: state formation and urbanization Elizabeth M. Brumfiel: Mesoamerica Terence N. D'Altroy: The central Andean region in prehistory 6. Some Regional Overviews Cyprian Broodbank: The Mediterranean and its hinterland Innocent Pikirayi: The archaeology of sub-Saharan Africa: an overview Georgina Herrmann: Pre-Islamic Central Asia Bryan C. Hood: The Circumpolar zone S. Nelson: East Asia Lesley Head, Harry Allen, Tim Denham & Richard Fullagar: Australasia Chris Gosden: Pacific Islands Charles R. Cobb & Randall H. McGuire: North America P. P. Funari, A. Zarankin & E. Stovel: South American archaeology 7. Issues and Debates Jonathan Williams: Indigenous voices and repatriation Roberta Gilchrist: Sex and gender Stephanie Moser: Archaeological representation: the consumption and creation of the past Yvonne Marshall: Community archaeology

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The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology by Barry Cunliffe (University of Oxford, University of Oxford, Emeritus Professor of European Archaeology)
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