Theories, Methods, and Practice

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Since its first edition, Renfrew and Bahn’s Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice has been the leading academic source on what archaeologists do and how they do it. This indispensable book is a comprehensive introduction to archaeology in the field, the laboratory, and the library.Archaeology is organized around the key questions that archaeologists ask about the past and details the practical and theoretical ways in which answers to those questions are sought. The seventh edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include the newest developments in the subject and the latest discoveries, and is newly designed with additional box features and extensive drawings, charts, and photographs, all in full color.
The best-selling archaeology textbook in the world, revised and updated, and now in its seventh edition

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Renfrew and Bahn update and revise once more their textbook for introductory college courses in archaeological methods and theory, field methods, archaeological science, and other courses. Among the topics are what is left: the variety of the evidence, where: survey and excavation of sites and features, when: dating methods and chronology, how societies were organized: social archaeology, what they ate: subsistence and diet, who they were: the bioarchaeology of people, why things changed: explanation in archaeology, and the new searchers: building a career in archaeology. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York, NY :, Thames & Hudson,, 2016
Edition: Seventh edition
ISBN: 9780500292105
Characteristics: 672 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), maps, portraits, photographs, plans ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Bahn, Paul G. - Author


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