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Archaeology: The Key Concepts By Colin Renfrew (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, UK)

Archaeology: The Key Concepts by Lord Colin Renfrew

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An invaluable resource, providing an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of the key terms used in this discipline today.

Archaeology: The Key Concepts Summary

Archaeology: The Key Concepts by Lord Colin Renfrew

From two of the best-known archaeological writers in the trade, this outstanding resource provides a thorough survey of the key ideas in archaeology, and how they impact on archaeological thinking and method.

Clearly written, and easy to follow, Archaeology: The Key Concepts collates entries written specifically by field specialists, and each entry offers a definition of the term, its origins and development, and all the major figures involved in the area.

The entries include:

  • thinking about landscape
  • archaeology of cult and religion
  • cultural evolution
  • concepts of time
  • urban societies
  • the antiquity of humankind
  • archaeology of gender
  • feminist archaeology
  • experimental archaeology
  • multiregional evolution.

With guides to further reading, extensive cross-referencing, and accessibly written for even beginner students, this book is a superb guide for anyone studying, teaching, or with any interest in this fascinating subject.

About Lord Colin Renfrew

Colin Renfrew is Disney Professor of Archaeology and Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research in Cambridge. Paul Bahn is a freelance writer.

Table of Contents

List of Key Concepts. Contributors. Introduction. Key Concepts. Index

Additional information

GOR004653052
9780415317580
0415317584
Archaeology: The Key Concepts by Lord Colin Renfrew
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2004-12-13
308
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