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Brief History of Archaeology : Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century

Brief History of Archaeology : Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131776982

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Brief History of Archaeology : Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131776982

Brian M. Fagan

ISBN13: 978-0131776982
ISBN10: 0131776983
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

For introductory courses in Archaeology.

This brief yet comprehensive 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 archeologist 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. Maya Cities, Mounds, and Pueblos: 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, Ecology, and Settlement Archaeology.

11. Radiocarbon Dating and World Prehistory.

12. The "New Archaeology?"

13. After Processualism.

14. The Future.



Guide to Further Reading.
Glossary of Cultural Terms and Archaeological Sites.
Index.

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