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Archaeology: The Key Concepts Colin Renfrew

Archaeology: The Key Concepts

Colin Renfrew

Published December 13th 2004
ISBN : 9780203491096
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313 pages
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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,MoreFrom 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 theamajor figures involved in the area.The entries include:thinking about landscapearchaeology of cult and religioncultural evolutionconcepts of timeurban societiesthe antiquity of humankindarchaeology of genderfeminist archaeologyexperimental archaeologymultiregional 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.