The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

Hardcover | March 26, 2009

EditorBarry Cunliffe, Chris Gosden, Rosemary A. Joyce

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Archaeology is a vast subject - it is the study of human society everywhere in the world, from distant human origins 3-4 million years ago up to the present day. The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology brings together 35 authors - all specialists in their own fields - to explain what archaeologyis really about. This is one of the most comprehensive treatments of the subject and of the key debates ever attempted. It is designed to open up the world of archaeology to non-specialists and to provide an essential starting point for those who want to pursue particular topics in more depth.

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Archaeology is a vast subject - it is the study of human society everywhere in the world, from distant human origins 3-4 million years ago up to the present day. The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology brings together 35 authors - all specialists in their own fields - to explain what archaeologyis really about. This is one of the most comp...

Barry Cunliffe is Emeritus Professor of European Archaeology at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of the British Academy. He has excavated widely in Britain, the Channel Islands, France, and Spain, and written a number of books on archaeology, including Facing the Ocean (OUP, 2001) and The Celts (OUP, 2003). He has presented many ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:780 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:March 26, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199271011

ISBN - 13:9780199271016

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Table of Contents

Barry Cunliffe: Introduction1. The Name and Nature of ArchaeologyKristian Kristiansen: The discipline of archaeologyRobin Boast: The formative century, 1860-1960Matthew H. Johnson: The theoretical scene, 1960-2000Andy Jones: Into the futureMarcia-Anne Dobres: Technologies2. Tools of the TradeA. M. Pollard: Measuring the passage of time, achievements and challenges in archaeological datingGary Lock: Human activity in a spatial contextRoger White: Data collection by excavationM. S. Tite: Mastering materials3. Early HumansJonathan Marks: The nature of humannessNicholas Toth and Kathy Schick: Early hominidsWilliam Davies: The emergence of Home sapiens sapiensPaul Pettitt: The NeanderthalsSteven Mithen: Peopling the world4. Strategies for SurvivalPeter Mitchell: Hunters and gatherersGraeme Barker: Early farming and domesticationRobert Hedges: Studying diet5. Complex Societies and the Formation of Early StatesIan Morris: Cultural complexityRobin Skeates: Trade and interactionLi Liu: China: state formation and urbanizationElizabeth M. Brumfiel: MesoamericaTerence N. D'Altroy: The central Andean region in prehistory6. Some Regional OverviewsCyprian Broodbank: The Mediterranean and its hinterlandInnocent Pikirayi: The archaeology of sub-Saharan Africa: an overviewGeorgina Herrmann: Pre-Islamic Central AsiaBryan C. Hood: The Circumpolar zoneS. Nelson: East AsiaLesley Head, Harry Allen, Tim Denham and Richard Fullagar: AustralasiaChris Gosden: Pacific IslandsCharles R. Cobb and Randall H. McGuire: North AmericaP. P. Funari, A. Zarankin and E. Stovel: South American archaeology7. Issues and DebatesJonathan Williams: Indigenous voices and repatriationRoberta Gilchrist: Sex and genderStephanie Moser: Archaeological representation: the consumption and creation of the pastYvonne Marshall: Community archaeology