Archaeology

Author : Colin Renfrew
ISBN : 050028976X
Genre : Social Science
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The most authoritative text for introductory courses dealing with the theory, methods, and practice of archaeology, this is the only worldwide introduction to a discipline that is increasingly global. The sixth edition, the most comprehensive revision ever of the book, features expanded coverage of survey and excavation. It is now printed in color throughout—while maintaining a competitive student price—and will also be available as an e-book.
Category: Social Science

Archaeology Theories Methods And Practice

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781478416326
Genre : Education
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Archaeology, Theories, Methods, and Practice. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Category: Education

The History Of Archaeology

Author : Paul Bahn
ISBN : 9781317999423
Genre : Social Science
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The History of Archaeology: An Introduction provides global coverage with chapters devoted to particular regions of the world. The regional approach allows readers to understand the similarities and differences in the history of and approach to archaeology in various parts of the world. Each chapter is written by a specialist scholar with experience of the region concerned. Thus the book focuses on the earliest beginnings of archaeology in different parts of the world, and how it developed from being a pastime for antiquarians and collectors to a serious attempt to obtain information about past societies. Woven into the text are various boxes that explore key archaeologists, sites and important discoveries in the history of archaeology enriching the story of the discipline’s development. With such far ranging coverage, including an exploration of the little covered development of Russian and Chinese archaeology, The History of Archaeology is the perfect introduction to the history of archaeology for the interested reader and student alike.
Category: Social Science

Archaeology And State Theory

Author : Bruce Routledge
ISBN : 9781472504104
Genre : Literary Criticism
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After neo-evolutionism, how does one talk about the pre-modern state? Over the past two decades archaeological research has shifted decisively from check-list identifications of the state as an evolutionary type to studies of how power and authority were constituted in specific polities. Developing Gramsci's concept of hegemony, this book provides an accessible discussion of general principles that serve to help us understand and organise these new directions in archaeological research. Throughout this book, conceptual issues are illustrated by means of case studies drawn from Madagascar, Mesopotamia, the Inca, the Maya and Greece.
Category: Literary Criticism

Johann Joachim Winckelmann On Art Architecture And Archaeology

Author : Johann Joachim Winckelmann
ISBN : 9781571135209
Genre : Art
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Modern English translations of several of the most important essays of Winckelmann, one of the fathers of art history and archaeology and a strong influence on Goethe and Schiller and Weimar Classicism.
Category: Art

Cultural Heritage Ethics

Author : Constantine Sandis
ISBN : 9781783740673
Genre : Art
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Theory without practice is empty, practice without theory is blind, to adapt a phrase from Immanuel Kant. The sentiment could not be truer of cultural heritage ethics. This intra-disciplinary book bridges the gap between theory and practice by bringing together a stellar cast of academics, activists, consultants, journalists, lawyers, and museum practitioners, each contributing their own expertise to the wider debate of what cultural heritage means in the twenty-first century. Cultural Heritage Ethics provides cutting-edge arguments built on case studies of cultural heritage and its management in a range of geographical and cultural contexts. Moreover, the volume feels the pulse of the debate on heritage ethics by discussing timely issues such as access, acquisition, archaeological practice, curatorship, education, ethnology, historiography, integrity, legislation, memory, museum management, ownership, preservation, protection, public trust, restitution, human rights, stewardship, and tourism. This volume is neither a textbook nor a manifesto for any particular approach to heritage ethics, but a snapshot of different positions and approaches that will inspire both thought and action. Cultural Heritage Ethics provides invaluable reading for students and teachers of philosophy of archaeology, history and moral philosophy – and for anyone interested in the theory and practice of cultural preservation.
Category: Art

The History Of Archaeology

Author : Paul Bahn
ISBN : 0415841720
Genre : History
File Size : 57.98 MB
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The History of Archaeology: An Introduction provides global coverage with chapters devoted to particular regions of the world. The regional approach allows readers to understand the similarities and differences in the history of and approach to archaeology in various parts of the world. Each chapter is written by a specialist scholar with experience of the region concerned. Thus the book focuses on the earliest beginnings of archaeology in different parts of the world, and how it developed from being a pastime for antiquarians and collectors to a serious attempt to obtain information about past societies. Woven into the text are various boxes that explore key archaeologists, sites and important discoveries in the history of archaeology enriching the story of the discipline's development. With such far ranging coverage, including an exploration of the little covered development of Russian and Chinese archaeology, The History of Archaeology is the perfect introduction to the history of archaeology for the interested reader and student alike.
Category: History

Elements Of Architecture

Author : Mikkel Bille
ISBN : 9781317279211
Genre : Social Science
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Elements of Architecture explores new ways of engaging architecture in archaeology. It conceives of architecture both as the physical evidence of past societies and as existing beyond the physical environment, considering how people in the past have not just dwelled in buildings but have existed within them. The book engages with the meeting point between these two perspectives. For although archaeologists must deal with the presence and absence of physicality as a discipline, which studies humans through things, to understand humans they must also address the performances, as well as temporal and affective impacts, of these material remains. The contributions in this volume investigate the way time, performance and movement, both physically and emotionally, are central aspects of understanding architectural assemblages. It is a book about the constellations of people, places and things that emerge and dissolve as affective, mobile, performative and temporal engagements. This volume juxtaposes archaeological research with perspectives from anthropology, architecture, cultural geography and philosophy in order to explore the kaleidoscopic intersections of elements coming together in architecture. Documenting the ephemeral, relational, and emotional meeting points with a category of material objects that have defined much research into what it means to be human, Elements of Architecture elucidates and expands upon a crucial body of evidence which allows us to explore the lives and interactions of past societies.
Category: Social Science

Pr Historische Arch Ologie

Author : Manfred K.H. Eggert
ISBN : 9783825236960
Genre : History
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Dieser Band führt in systematischer Form in die grundlegenden Konzepte und Methoden der Prähistorischen Archäologie ein. Unter Berücksichtigung forschungsgeschichtlicher Aspekte werden Struktur und erkenntnistheoretische Voraussetzungen eines Faches entwickelt, dessen Quellen im Wesentlichen aus nichtschriftlichen Hinterlassenschaften bestehen. Die hier erstmals umfassend erörterten Konzepte und Methoden sind jedoch nicht nur für die Ur- und Frühgeschichtswissenschaft, sondern für die Archäologie insgesamt von zentraler Bedeutung. Für diese vierte Auflage wurde das bewährte Standardwerk erneut überarbeitet und aktualisiert. „Welche andere Einführung verpflichtet zur kritischen Lektüre grundlegender Werke so sehr wie die ‚Prähistorik‘ Eggerts?“ Fundberichte aus Baden-Württemberg 26, 2002 - (Dr. Michael Strobel)
Category: History

Trac 2013

Author : Hannah Platts
ISBN : 9781782976905
Genre : History
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The twenty-third Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC) was held at King’s College, London in Spring 2013. During the three-day conference nearly papers were delivered, discussing issues from a wide range of geographical regions of the Roman Empire, and applying various theoretical and methodological approaches. Sessions included those looking at Roman–Barbarian interactions; identity and funerary monuments in ancient Italy; migration and social identity in the Roman Near East; theoretical approaches to Roman small finds; formation processes of in-fills in urban sites; and new reflections on Roman glass. This volume contains a selection of papers from the conference sessions.
Category: History