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Recent Textbooks Articles

  1. The Archaeology Coursebook: An Introduction to Themes, Sites, Methods and Skills, 4th Edition

    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.

    Instructors - request your complimentary exam copy.

  3. The Ancient Central Andes - Jeffrey Quilter

    In the The Ancient Central Andes Jeffrey Quilter presents a general overview of the prehistoric peoples and cultures of the Central Andes. The book contextualizes past and modern scholarship and provides a balanced view of current research, as well as delivering an up-to-date, objective survey of the archaeology of the area. Read more.

    Instructors - request your complimentary exam copy.

  4. Archaeology in the Making

    Archaeology in the Making is a collection of bold statements about archaeology, its history, how it works, and why it is more important than ever.

    Exploring theory, practice, politics and personal experience, this new handbook provides an overview of archaeology in the second half of the 20th century. With contributions from some of the world's leading archaeologists,it is the ideal archaeological reference for under graduate study

    Recommend this to your librarian here

  5. Now Available: The British Palaeolithic

    Filling a major gap in teaching resources, The British Palaeolithic provides the first academic synthesis of the entire British Palaeolithic, from the earliest occupation to the end of the Ice Age.

  6. Ancient Cities Companion Site

    Have you seen the companion website for the 2nd edition of Ancient Cities?  Check it out here, or find out more about the site.

  7. Archaeological Investigation

    Great Reviews for Archaeological Investigation

    Archaeological Investigation by Martin Carver is continuing to gain rave reviews across the academic and professional spectrum. The latest review appears on the Digging the Dirt website which ranks the book as one of the most important and influential books on fieldwork. You can read the full review here.

  8. New Edition of Ancient Cities

    Explore life in the ancient world with the second edition of Charles Gates' Ancient Cities.  Including maps and historical summaries, and accompanied by a new companion website, this book brings to life the physical world of ancient city dwellers.  View inside the book.

  9. Archaeology Textbook of the Month, July 2010

    The classic textbook for teaching archaeology—including history, method, and theory—has now been updated! The fifth edition of Archaeology: An Introduction includes:

    • the latest survey techniques
    • coverage of new themes such as identity and personhood
    • material on the developments in dating, DNA analysis, isotopes and population movement
    • the impact of climate change and sustainability on heritage management

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