The Archaeology Coursebook

The Archaeology Coursebook

The Archaeology Coursebook

"This fully updated and revised new edition of the bestselling The Archaeology Coursebook is a guide to students studying archaeology for the first time, providing pre-university students and teachers as well as undergraduates and enthusiasts with the skills and technical concepts necessary to grasp the subject."--BOOK JACKET.

The Archaeology Coursebook

The Archaeology Coursebook

The Archaeology Coursebook

This fully updated and revised edition of the best-selling title The Archaeology Coursebook is a guide for students studying archaeology for the first time. Including new methods and key studies in this fourth edition, it provides pre-university students and teachers, as well as undergraduates and enthusiasts, with the skills and technical concepts necessary to grasp the subject. The Archaeology Coursebook: introduces the most commonly examined archaeological methods, concepts and themes, and provides the necessary skills to understand them explains how to interpret the material students may meet in examinations supports study with key studies, key sites, key terms, tasks and skills development illustrates concepts and commentary with over 400 photos and drawings of excavation sites, methodology and processes, tools and equipment provides an overview of human evolution and social development with a particular focus upon European prehistory. Reflecting changes in archaeological practice and with new key studies, methods, examples, boxes, photographs and diagrams, this is definitely a book no archaeology student should be without.

The Amateur Archaeologist

The Amateur Archaeologist

The Amateur Archaeologist

This informed and practical guide shows how anyone with an interest can take part in archaeology at many different levels, whether through fieldwork undertaken individually or by joining an excavation.

Engaging Archaeology

Engaging Archaeology

Engaging Archaeology

Bringing together 25 case studies from archaeological projects worldwide, Engaging Archaeology candidly explores personal experiences, successes, challenges, and even frustrations from established and senior archaeologists who share invaluable practical advice for students and early-career professionals engaged in planning and carrying out their own archaeological research. With engaging chapters, such as 'How Not to Write a PhD Thesis: Some Real-Life Lessons from 1990s Michigan and Prehistoric Italy" and "Accidentally Digging Central America's Earliest Village", aspiring and established archaeologist readers are transported to the desks, digs, and data-labs of the authors, learning the skills, tricks of the trade, and potential pit-falls. Case studies collectively span many regions, time periods, issues, methods, and materials. From the pre-Columbian Andes to Viking Age Iceland, North America to the Middle East, Medieval Ireland to remote North Australia, and Europe to Africa and India, Engaging Archaeology is packed with rich, first-hand source material. Unique and thoughtful, Stephen W. Silliman's guide is an essential course book for early-stage researchers, advanced undergraduates, and new graduate students, as well as those teaching and mentoring. It will also be insightful and enjoyable reading for veteran archaeologists.

The Archaeology of Mesopotamia

The Archaeology of Mesopotamia

The Archaeology of Mesopotamia

This volume evaluates the theories, methods, approaches and history of Mesopotamian archaeology from its origins in the 19th century up to the end of the 20th century.

Roman Britain

Roman Britain

Roman Britain

After the invasion in AD 43 by the Emperor Claudius, the Romans occupied Britain for four centuries – but what exactly did this ‘occupation’ mean to the island’s inhabitants? In this classic work – widely recommended on reading lists everywhere – eminent archaeologist Martin Millett examines the latest archaeological and historical sources to help us to understand the cultural, social and economic effects of 400 years of Roman rule. He discusses: • British life before the Romans • The impact of the Roman conquest • How Celtic art and culture evolved under Roman influence • Exciting excavations of recent years and what they tell us • Religion and ritual in Roman Britain • The ultimate decline of Roman power Using over 100 photographs, plans and drawings, many never published together before, Professor Millet breaks away from the traditional historical narrative to explore the central themes of life in Roman Britain.