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Methodology

  • Practical Applications of GIS for Archaeologistsby Konnie L. Wescott; R. Joe Brandon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 85.95

    The use of GIS is the most powerful technology introduced to archaeology since the introduction of carbon 14 dating. The most widespread use of this technology has been for the prediction of archaeological site locations. This book focuses on the use of GIS for archaeological predictive modeling. The contributors include internationally recognized... more...

  • Transforming Archaeologyby Sonya Atalay; Lee Rains Clauss; Randall H McGuire; John R Welch

    Left Coast Press 2014; US$ 94.00

    Archaeology for whom? The dozen well-known contributors to this innovative volume suggest nothing less than a transformation of the discipline into a service-oriented, community-based endeavor. They wish to replace the primacy of meeting academic demands with meeting the needs and values of those outside the field who may benefit most from our work.... more...

  • Relational Archaeologiesby Christopher Watts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Many of us accept as uncontroversial the belief that the world is comprised of detached and disparate products, all of which are reducible to certain substances. Of those things that are alive, we acknowledge that some have agency while others, such as humans, have more advanced qualities such as consciousness, reason and intentionality. So deeply-seated... more...

  • Places in Mindby Paul A. Shackel; Erve J. Chambers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    This edited volume provides a cross-section of the cutting-edge ways in which archaeologists are developing new approaches to their work with communities and other stakeholder groups who have special interest in the uses in the past. more...

  • Archaeology, Heritage, and Civic Engagementby Barbara J Little; Paul A Shackel

    Left Coast Press 2014; US$ 84.00

    The definition of ?public archaeology? has expanded in recent years to include archaeologists? collaborations with and within communities and activities in support of education, civic renewal, peacebuilding, and social justice. Barbara Little and Paul Shackel, long-term leaders in the growth of a civically-engaged, relevant archaeology, outline a... more...

  • Archaeological Theory Todayby Ian Hodder

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.95

    Now in a revised and updated second edition, this volume provides an authoritative account of the current status of archaeological theory, as presented by some of its major exponents and innovators over recent decades. It summarizes the latest developments in the field and looks to its future, exploring some of the cutting-edge ideas at the forefront... more...

  • Trends and Traditions in Southeastern Zooarchaeologyby Tanya M. Peres

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 79.95

    While most works of southeastern archaeology focus on stone artifacts or ceramics, this volume is the first to bring together past and current trends in zooarchaeological studies. Faunal reports are often relegated to appendices and not synthesized with the rest of the archaeological data, but Trends and Traditions in Southeastern Zooarchaeology... 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...

  • Who Needs Experts?by John Schofield

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Taking the significant Faro Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (Council of Europe 2005) as it’s starting point, this book presents pragmatic views on the rise of the local and the everyday within cultural heritage discourse and it examines ways in which authorised or 'expert' views of heritage can be challenged. It... 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...