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The History of Archaeology

Editat de Paul Bahn
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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.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780415841726
ISBN-10: 0415841720
Pagini: 288
Ilustrații: illustrations
Dimensiuni: 173 x 244 x 15 mm
Greutate: 0.57 kg
Ediția: New.
Editura: Taylor & Francis Group

Cuprins

Preface  1. The Archaeology of Archaeology  2. Ancient Europe  3. The Aegean World  4. The Classical World  5. Egypt  6. West and Southern Asia  7. Africa  8. The Far East  9: Russia  10. North America  11. Mesoamerica  12. South America  13. Australasia  Conclusion by Colin Renfrew

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Paul Bahn studied archaeology at the University of Cambridge and did his Ph.D. thesis (1979) on the prehistory of the French Pyrenees. Then he held post-doctoral fellowships, at Liverpool and London, plus a J. Paul Getty postdoctoral fellowship in the History of Art and the Humanities. He went freelance in the mid-80s, and since then has devoted himself to writing, editing and translating books on archaeology, plus occasional journalism and as much travel as possible. His main research interest is prehistoric art, especially rock art of the world, and most notably Palaeolithic art, as well as the archaeology of Easter Island. Among his many books are Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice, sixth edition (with Colin Renfrew, 2012), Archaeology: The Key Concepts (with Colin Renfrew; Routledge, 2004) and The Cambridge World Prehistory (edited with Colin Renfrew, 2013).