By Clive Gamble
Published January 4th 2002 by Routledge – 256 pages
Series: The Basics
From archaeological jargon to interpretation, Archaeology: The Basics provides an invaluable overview of a fascinating subject and probes the depths of this increasingly popular discipline, presenting critical approaches to the understanding of our past.
Lively and engaging, Archaeology: The Basics fires the archaeological imagination whilst tackling such questions as:
This ultimate guide for all new and would-be archaeologists, whether they are students or interested amateurs, will prove an invaluable introduction to this wonderfully infectious discipline.
'Strongly recommended for novice undergraduates … makes an absolutely excellent case for archaeology as a discipline.' - Antiquity
'This is a thought-provoking guide to what Gamble terms an 'archaeological imagination'. The digger boasting the worn stub of a trowel in their right back trouser pocket should feel incomplete without a copy of Archaeology: The Basics in the other.' - Current Archaeology