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  1. Field Archaeology

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Drewett

    Since its first publication, Field Archaeology: An Introduction has proved to be a key handbook for all those undertaking introductory courses in archaeology or volunteering on their first excavation. In this revised second edition, key developments in technology, theory and changes in the law are...

    Published February 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  2. Lines

    A Brief History

    By Tim Ingold

    What do walking, weaving, observing, storytelling, singing, drawing and writing have in common? The answer is that they all proceed along lines. In this extraordinary book Tim Ingold imagines a world in which everyone and everything consists of interwoven or interconnected lines and lays the...

    Published May 3rd 2007 by Routledge

  3. The Archaeology of Identities

    A Reader

    Edited by Timothy Insoll

    The Archaeology of Identities brings together seventeen seminal articles from this exciting new discipline in one indispensable volume for the first time. Editor Timothy Insoll expertly selects a cross-section of contributions by leading authorities to form a comprehensive and balanced...

    Published December 12th 2006 by Routledge

  4. Archaeology of Identity

    By Margarita Diaz-Andreu, Sam Lucy

    Bringing together a wealth of scholarship which provides a unique integrated approach to identity, The Archaeology of Identity presents an overview of the five key areas which have recently emerged in archaeological social theory: * gender* age* ethnicity* religion * status. This excellent book...

    Published November 24th 2005 by Routledge

  5. The Archaeology of Time

    By Gavin Lucas

    Series: Themes in Archaeology Series

    It might seem obvious that time lies at the heart of archaeology, since archaeology is about the past. However, the issue of time is complicated and often problematic, and although we take it very much for granted, our understanding of time affects the way we do archaeology.This book is an...

    Published December 2nd 2004 by Routledge

  6. The Archaeology of Personhood

    An Anthropological Approach

    By Chris Fowler

    Series: Themes in Archaeology Series

    Bringing together a wealth of research in social and cultural anthropology, philosophy and related fields, this is the first book to address the contribution that an understanding of personhood can make to our interpretations of the past Applying an anthropological approach to detailed case studies...

    Published April 8th 2004 by Routledge

  7. Archaeology, Ritual, Religion

    By Timothy Insoll

    Series: Themes in Archaeology Series

    The archaeology of religion is a much neglected area, yet religious sites and artefacts constitute a major area of archaeological evidence. Timothy Insoll presents an introductory statement on the archaeology of religion, examining what archaeology can tell us about religion, the problems of...

    Published April 1st 2004 by Routledge

  8. Archaeology and Modernity

    By Julian Thomas

    This is the first book-length study to explore the relationship between archaeology and modern thought, showing how philosophical ideas that developed in the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries still dominate our approach to the material remains of ancient societies. Addressing current debates...

    Published February 26th 2004 by Routledge

  9. Places in Mind

    Public Archaeology as Applied Anthropology

    Edited by Paul A. Shackel, Erve J. Chambers

    This edited volume provides a cross-section of the cutting-edge ways in which archaeologists are developing new approaches to their work with communities and other stakeholder groups who have special interest in the uses in the past....

    Published February 24th 2004 by Routledge

  10. Archaeologies of Complexity

    By Robert Chapman

    An up-to-date and critical analysis of how archaeologists study past societies, Archaeologies of Complexity addresses the nature of contemporary archaeology and the study of social change, and debates the transition from perceived simple, egalitarian societies to the complex power structures and...

    Published April 10th 2003 by Routledge

  11. Archaeologies of Sexuality

    By Robert A. Schmidt, Barbara L. Voss

    Status, age and gender have long been accepted aspects of archaeological enquiry, yet it is only recently that archaeologists have started seriously to consider the role of sex and sexuality in their studies.Archaeologies of Sexuality is a timely and pioneering work. It presents a strong, diverse...

    Published September 28th 2000 by Routledge