Archaeology: The Key Concepts

by Colin Renfrew,

Series: Routledge Key Guides

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  • 9780415317573
  • 9781134370412
  • 9781134370405

From two of the best-known archaeological writers in the trade, this outstanding resource provides a thorough survey of the key ideas in archaeology, and how they impact on archaeological thinking and method.

Clearly written, and easy to follow, Archaeology: The Key Concepts collates entries written specifically by field specialists, and each entry offers a definition of the term, its origins and development, and all the major figures involved in the area.

The entries include:

  • thinking about landscape
  • archaeology of cult and religion
  • cultural evolution
  • concepts of time
  • urban societies
  • the antiquity of humankind
  • archaeology of gender
  • feminist archaeology
  • experimental archaeology
  • multiregional evolution.

With guides to further reading, extensive cross-referencing, and accessibly written for even beginner students, this book is a superb guide for anyone studying, teaching, or with any interest in this fascinating subject.

  • Taylor and Francis; November 2004
  • ISBN: 9781134370412
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Archaeology: The Key Concepts
  • Series: Routledge Key Guides
  • Author: Colin Renfrew (ed.); Paul Bahn (ed.)
  • Imprint: Routledge
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780415317573
  • 9781134370412
  • 9781134370405

About The Author

Colin Renfrew is Disney Professor of Archaeology and Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research in Cambridge.

Paul Bahn is a freelance writer.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780415317573
  • 9781134370412
  • 9781134370405