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- Archaeology. Theories, Methods, And Practice (2012)
- Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice
- METHODS IN ARCHEOLOGY COLIN RENFREW, PAUL BAHN
Archaeology. Theories, Methods, And Practice (2012)
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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Archaeology by Colin Renfrew. Paul G. For the Fourth Edition, new theoretical approaches, such as agency, materiality, and engagement theory, are added and earlier approaches analyzed afresh. Field methods and scientific techniques have been updated throughout, and new emphasis is placed on climate change and its impact on human affairs.
The latest information on topics as varied as the Iceman, Pleistocene ext For the Fourth Edition, new theoretical approaches, such as agency, materiality, and engagement theory, are added and earlier approaches analyzed afresh.
The latest information on topics as varied as the Iceman, Pleistocene extinctions, and Ilama domestication is included, along with the most up-to-date material on GIS and surveying technology. New topics will be introduced to emphasize the ever-changing face of modern archaeology, and additional special box features will be included, as well as discussion of the archaeological techniques needed to study the material culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
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To ask other readers questions about Archaeology , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice. As several people have said, this was a recommended text for an introductory module of my archaeology undergrad degree. It perhaps hasn't been as useful as was implied, since no one has really referred to it after that module, but I have found it extremely helpful in all three years of my degree.
Even if I haven't cited it in essays, it has been a really good starting point. I've also found it useful for providing concise definitions and explanations of archaeological methods.
View 1 comment. Had to read it for uni - well, we so far actually only had to read several chapters of it - but I liked it so much I finished the whole thing already. For a obligatory reading, that's pretty great. A great 'base' for archaeology. Incredibly detailed and well informed, plus language that is easy to understand yet not patronising. Would recommend for those with a general interest or beginning in archaeology, yet is still incredibly useful for those who are more advanced.
This was the book we were recommended to buy as a standard text for my undergrad course. It was never actually referred to over the course of my three years--typical of that university: you absolutely need to buy this very very expensive book, which is so essential we will never mention it again--but despite that, this is actually a comprehensive and interesting introduction to all facets of current archaeological practice.
This is a slightly older edition now, but it's still a good intro to the This was the book we were recommended to buy as a standard text for my undergrad course. This is a slightly older edition now, but it's still a good intro to the field, particularly in terms of archaeological ethics. Shelves: reviewed , sixth-form , study , 4-stars , university , archaeology , own.
Wish me luck! For me this started out life as being some prep for an Archaeology A-Level, turned out to be the set text for A2 and then went on to prove itself worth its weight in gold during the first year of undergrad studies. This said, it is not one of those dry throat-ramming texts, and amateur enthusiasts or writers-on-a-quest-of-passing-research shall find a lot to love here too.
However, covering such a broad scope, this really is only brief and general reference material. The serious disciple of archaeology -even in the first year of U - should be looking further afield. Personally, I have a pencil, and correct when applicable. Did I let that cat out of the bag?
All in, I like to think of this Renfrew and Bahn as a helping hand or guide rope. Jan 06, Melanie rated it really liked it. Good introductory book. Nov 29, Peter Murray rated it it was amazing.
A perfect balance of breadth and detail, introducing the beginner to all of the tools archaeologists employ from the pre-dig survey, to excavation, to analysis, accompanied by actual field examples to illustrate use of the tools. The book also includes a history of - as well as the strengths and weaknesses of - the major schools of archaeological thought, accompanied by actual field examples of these theories in action.
The authors take great pains to delineate what archaeological endeavor can e A perfect balance of breadth and detail, introducing the beginner to all of the tools archaeologists employ from the pre-dig survey, to excavation, to analysis, accompanied by actual field examples to illustrate use of the tools. The authors take great pains to delineate what archaeological endeavor can explain, and the limitations of what can truly be known how much can we really know about what "they thought"?
Elegantly and efficiently written, and key references for each section conveniently provided. I'm merely an amateur with a year interest in archeology, but this stunningly comprehensive review of the science of archeology pulled me in immediately.
Yes, it covers the techniques and methodologies, but the myriad 'sidebars' alone are worth the hefty price of this weighty college textbook. The sidebars cover digs and discoveries from all eras and all over the globe.
I've spent hours just paging through at random, reading about everything from Skara Brae to flint knapping. This textbook i I'm merely an amateur with a year interest in archeology, but this stunningly comprehensive review of the science of archeology pulled me in immediately. This textbook is suggested reading for an excellent Coursera online survey course given by a Brown University prof and her acolytes. Highly recommended despite some large helpings of impenetrable academic jargon processural archeologies?!
View 2 comments. May 26, Aimee rated it really liked it. This is one of the best intro texts for archaeology students or interested amateurs. It contains a lot of graphics and pull-text boxes to keep it interesting. I would use it without question were I teaching an archaeology course. The best standard textbook for beginning students of archaeology. Nov 11, Joana Ferreira rated it it was amazing.
This is the Bible for all archaeologists all over the world. Expensive but essencial. Dec 23, Ziggy Denyer rated it it was amazing. Wonderful introduction to Archaeology! Used it in my studies and just as something to read! This is a very comprehensive textbook, covering everything from surveying methods, analysis methods through to explaining the various schools of archaeological thought and pondering ethical debates about dealing with artefacts and human remains.
Reading it independently means that I don't have access to a university faculty or lecturers who can demonstrate some of the more specialist scientific methods to preserve materials, establish their dates etc. Some of that science went a little over my h This is a very comprehensive textbook, covering everything from surveying methods, analysis methods through to explaining the various schools of archaeological thought and pondering ethical debates about dealing with artefacts and human remains.
Some of that science went a little over my head whereas a proper university-level archaeology student would be given more help in understanding it. But the fact that the book tells you these methods, explains the theories - it is all there for when you need to refer back to it. I also liked the fact that the book highlights the cases of a number of people working in the field of archaeology.
May 28, Athena Macmillan rated it really liked it. One of my two constant companions for the past semester, this is basically the bible for the field of Archaeology and physical anthropology. Its scope is vast and the information therein is dense. My only qualms is the fact the anthropology and archaeology in particular is an ever changing field and there were aspects of this, even the most recent version, that were becoming slightly out of date in terms of some postulation.
Otherwise an excellent and reliable text. Aug 27, Jaime rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction. A book every archaeologist should probably have on their shelves. This is a fairly comprehensive overview of methods in the field of archaeology, though it's only an overview.
Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice
METHODS IN ARCHEOLOGY COLIN RENFREW, PAUL BAHN
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Renfrew C. Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice. He is author of many influential books on archaeology and prehistory, including, most recently with Iain Morley, The Archaeology of Measurement and with Paul G.
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