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On these pages you will find information on the Routledge list which covers Archaeological Science & Methodology, Archaeological Theory, Archaeology by Period or Region, Introductory Archaeology, Landscape, Politics of Archaeology.

There is also information on books for students and series, as well as access to our online catalog and contact information.

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Textbooks

  1. Author Jim Grant talks about his book, The Archaeology Coursebook 4th Edition

    Jim Grant, co-author of The Archaeology Coursebook, discusses what makes this book unique, what’s new in the fourth edition, and how the field has developed since the book's first publication over a decade ago. Read the full Q&A here.

  2. The History of Archaeology: An Introduction - Paul Bahn

    Providing global coverage with chapters devoted to particular regions of the world, The History of Archaeology focuses on the earliest beginnings of archaeology and how it developed from pastime to a serious attempt to obtain information about past societies.

    With such far ranging coverage, including an exploration of the development of Russian and Chinese archaeology, as well as student-friendly features of boxed sections on key archaeologists and discoveries, this is the perfect introduction to the history of archaeology for students and the interested reader alike. Read more.

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Research & Reference

  1. Debating Archaeological Empiricism: The Ambiguity of Material Evidence

    Debating Archaeological Empiricism examines the current intellectual turn in archaeology, primarily in its prehistoric and classical branches, characterized by a return to the archaeological evidence.The inclusion of differing perspectives in this collection mirrors the conceptual landscape that characterizes the discipline, contributing to the theoretical debate in archaeology and classical studies. As well as giving an important snapshot of the practical as well as theoretical uses of materiality in archaeologies today, this volume looks to the future of archaeology as an empirical discipline.

    Click here to read more. 

  2. Roman archaeology and Romano-British studies today

    Adam Rogers, author of The Archaeology of Roman Britain: Biography and Identity, discusses his research and his thoughts on the present and future of Roman and Romano-British archaeology. 

    Click here to read the full article and interview. 

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General Interest

  1. Top Reviews for Archaeological Orientations series

    An interdisciplinary series that engages our on-going, yet ever-changing, fascination with the archaeological, Archaeological Orientations investigates the myriad ways material pasts are entangled with communities, animals, ecologies and technologies, past, present or future.  

    Click here to see what scholars are saying about the Archaeological Orientations series. 

  2. Reference Bestsellers

    To celebrate National Library Week, Routledge Archaeology is proud to present our top selling reference titles from the past year.

    Click here to see the bestselling books. 

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News

  1. On the Links between National Museums and Nation-building

    Peter Aronsson and Gabriella Elgenius, editors of National Museums and Nation-building in Europe 1750-2010: Mobilization and legitimacy, continuity and change, explore the role of museums in research, education and the on-going nation making processes of Europe. 

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  2. The History of Archaeology Wins Current Archaeology’s Book of the Year Award

    Routledge is delighted to announce that  The History of Archaeology: An Introduction by Paul Bahn has been named the 2015 Book of the Year by Current Archaeology!

    Click here to read Current Archaeology's full review of The History of Archaeology.

    Click here to learn more about The History of Archaeology.  

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Course Guides

The courses below offer a listing of the most current textbooks from Routledge Archaeology & Museum Studies. You can also continue browsing our complete catalog of textbook options. If you'd like to consult with one of our representatives, browse our contact listings.

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