This new text offers an engaging, straightforward, and profusely illustrated introduction to archaeological method and theory. It captures the excitement and complexity of the field by focusing on three important themes, including how archaeologists think and learn about the past, ethics and the preservation of the past, and the role of science in archaeology. Each chapter offers an enticing mix of clear and thorough discussion of essential topics, provocative case studies, and practical applications that allow students to think like archaeologists.
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Doug Price is Weinstein Professor of European Archaeology and Director of the Laboratory for Archaeological Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he has been on the faculty for more than 35 years. He was also 6th Century Chair in Archaeological Science at the University of Aberdeen for several years beforehis retirement. He is currently Honorary Professor in the Department of Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. His research has involved substantial fieldwork on the beginnings of agriculture in southern Scandinavia and laboratory studies using strontium isotopes to study prehistoric human mobility. He has been involved in fieldwork in Denmark, Ireland, Wisconsin, Michigan, the Netherlands, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Israel, and New Mexico. He likes archaeology, most children, cooking, college football. He doesn't like lengthy, self-promoting descriptions by a book's author.
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