For introductory courses in Archaeology.
This brief text tells the story of how archaeology changed from a romantic adventure into a science. Its vivid narrative combines tales of archaeological discovery with the changing social conditions and theoretical perspectives that helped turn archaeology into a sophisticated discipline. Containing a simple, jargon-free style–and a lifetime of teaching experience–this text writer shares with today's students his unrivaled experience as an archaeologist and an author.
Table of Contents
1. “The Backward Looking Curiosity.”
2. The Antiquity of Humankind.
3. Pharaohs and Assyrians.
4. Human Progress and the Three Ages.
5. Early American Archaeology.
6. Scriptures and Civilizations.
7. The Birth of Culture History.
8. Egypt, Iraq, and Beyond.
9. Archaeology Coming of Age, 1920-1940.
10. Culture History and Beyond.
11. Radiocarbon Dating and World Prehistory.
12. The “New Archaeology”?
13. After Processualism.
14. The Future.
Glossary of Archaeological Sites and Cultural Terms.
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$24.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-128808-9