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Methodology

  • Lithic Materials and Paleolithic Societiesby Brian Adams; Brooke Blades

    Wiley 2009; US$ 129.00

    Lithic Materials and Paleolithic Societies provides a detailed examination of the Paleolithic procurement and utilization of the most durable material in the worldwide archaeological record. The volume addresses sites ranging in age from some of the earliest hominin occupations in eastern and southern Africa to late Pleistocene and post-Pleistocene... more...

  • Social Bioarchaeologyby Sabrina C. Agarwal; Bonnie A. Glencross

    Wiley 2011; US$ 45.95

    Illustrates new methodological directions in analyzing human social and biological variation Offers a wide array of research on past populations around the globe Explains the central features of bioarchaeological research by key researchers and established experts around the world more...

  • Science-Based Dating in Archaeologyby M. J . Aitken

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    Archaeologists and archaeology students have long since needed an authoritative account of the techniques now available to them, designed to be understood by non-scientists. This book fills the gap and it offers a two-tier approach to the subject. The main text is a coherent introduction to the whole field of science-based dating, written in plain... more...

  • Ethnozooarchaeologyby Umberto Albarella; Angela Trentacoste

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 45.00

    This book examines how the study of human-animal relations can help us interpret archaeological evidence. An international range of contributors examines fishing, hunting and husbandry, slaughtering and butchering, ceremonial and ritual practices and techniques of deposition and disposal in traditional societies. Topics covered include the theoretical... more...

  • Archaeology After Interpretationby Benjamin Alberti; Andrew Meirion Jones; Joshua Pollard

    Left Coast Press 2013; US$ 94.00

    A new generation of archaeologists has thrown down a challenge to post-processual theory, arguing that characterizing material symbols as arbitrary overlooks the material character and significance of artifacts. This volume showcases the significant departure from previous symbolic approaches that is underway in the discipline. It brings together... more...

  • Lithic Technologyby William Jr Andrefsky

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 34.00

    This volume brings together essays that measure the life history of stone tools relative to retouch values, raw material constraints and evolutionary processes. more...

  • Between Dirt and Discussionby Steven N. Archer; Kevin M. Bartoy

    Springer 2007; US$ 149.00

    Interpretations of the past are under constant critical scrutiny in archaeology. The cases presented in this volume revisit old methods and previous scholarly approaches with new perspectives, along with incorporating the technologies available to understanding the past. more...

  • Community-Based Archaeologyby Sonya Atalay

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    Archaeology impacts the lives of indigenous, local, or descendant communities. Yet often these groups have little input to archaeological research, and its results remain inaccessible. As archaeologists consider the consequences and benefits of research, the skills, methodologies, and practices required of them will differ dramatically from those of... more...

  • A Slice Through Timeby M.G.L. Baillie

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 68.95

    Dendrochronologists can now provide a wood sample for any calender date over the last seven millennia from two continents. The author discusses the latest developments. more...

  • The Funeral Kitby Jill L Baker

    Left Coast Press 2012; US$ 36.95

    Studies of mortuary archaeology tend to focus on difference—how the researcher can identify age, gender, status, and ethnicity from the contents of a burial. Jill L. Baker’s innovative approach begins from the opposite point: how can you recognize the commonalities of a culture from the “funeral kit” that occurs in all burials,... more...