This entertaining Very Short Introduction reflects the enduring popularity of archaeology - a subject which appeals as a pastime, career, and academic discipline, encompasses the whole globe, and surveys 2.5 million years. From deserts to jungles, from deep caves to mountain tops, from pebble tools to satellite photographs, from excavation to abstract theory, archaeology interacts with nearly every other discipline in its attempts to reconstruct the past. In this new edition, Paul Bahn brings the text up to date, including information about new discoveries and interpretations in the field, and highlighting the impact of developments such as the potential use of DNA and stable isotopes in teeth, as well the effect technology and science are having on archaeological exploration. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
1. The Origins and Development of Archaeology ; 2. Making a Date ; 3. Technology ; 4. How Did People Live? ; 5. How Did People Think? ; 6. Settlement and Society ; 7. How and Why Did Things Change? ; 8. Minorities and Sororities ; 9. Presenting the Past to the Public ; 10. The Future of the Past ; FURTHER READING ; INDEX
Reviews for Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction
<br>Acclaim for the first edition: <br><p><br> A quite brilliant and level-headed look at the curious world of archaeology. <br> --Barry Cunliffe, Oxford University, author of Europe Between the Oceans<p><br>