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In The Beginning, CourseSmart eTextbook, 12th Edition

By Brian M. Fagan

Published by Pearson

Published Date: May 13, 2009

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For courses in Introduction to Archaeology, Method and Theory in Archaeology, and Archaeology and Prehistory.

 

In the Beginning uses an international perspective throughout while outlining the basic principles, methods, and theoretical approaches of modern archaeology.  It contains clear exposition of Archeology's basic principles in combination with numerous examples from all over the world.  Its balanced coverage of Archaeology makes this text a superb entry point for beginners.

 

This is the book for the general student rather than intending professionals.

Table of Contents

To the Reader

To the Instructor

About the Author

What Happened in Prehistory?

PART I                      

BACKGROUND TO ARCHAEOLOGY

Chapter 1 Introducing Archaeology

 

PART II                     

A SHORT HISTORY OF ARCHAEOLOGY: SIXTH CENTURY B.C. THROUGH A.D. 2007

Chapter 2  The Beginnings of Scientific Archaeology

Chapter 3  Science, Ecology, and the Many-voiced Past: from the

 

PART III                   

THE BASICS     

Chapter 4 Matrix and Preservation

Chapter 5 Doing Archaeological Research

Chapter 6 Culture, Data, and Context

Chapter 7 How Old is It?

 

PART IV                   

RECOVERING THE DATA

Chapter 8 They Sought it Here, They Sought it There: Finding the Past       

Chapter 9 Excavation

 

PART V                     

ANALYZING THE PAST: ARTIFACTS AND TECHNOLOGY

Chapter 10 Classifying Artifacts

Chapter 11 Technologies of the Ancients

 

PART VI

ENVIRONMENTS, LIFEWAYS, PEOPLE AND THE INTANGIBLE

Chapter 12 Ancient Environments

Chapter 13 Ancient Lifeways

Chapter 14 The Living Past

Chapter 15 Landscape and Settlement

Chapter 16 Interactions: People of the Past

Chapter 17 Archaeology and the Intangible

 

PART VII                  

MANAGING THE PAST

Chapter 18 Cultural Resource Management and Public Archaeology

Chapter 19 Archaeology and Contemporary Society

 

PART VIII                

CAREERS AND RESOURCES

Chapter 20 So You Want to Become an Archaeologist?

 

Glossary

Bibliography

Photo Credits

Index

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