Archaeology: The Basics
By Clive Gamble
Routledge – 2008 – 258 pages
Series: The Basics
This second edition from our successful Basics series presents another chance to delve into this increasingly popular subject. Fully updated, Archaeology: The Basics has been revised to reflect growth in areas such as material culture, human evolution and the political use of the past.
Lively and engaging, some of the key questions answered include:
From everyday examples to the more obscure, this is essential reading for all students, independent archaeologists and indeed all those who want to know more about archaeological thought, history and practice. A piece of broken pottery will never seem the same again.
'Strongly recommended for novice undergraduates … makes an absolutely excellent case for archaeology as a discipline.' – Antiquity
'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
1. What is Archaeology? 2. How Many Archaeologies Are There? 3. Basic Concepts 4. People 5. Objects 6. Time and Space 7. Change and Stasis 8. Identity and Power
Clive Gamble is Professor of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London and Co-Director of the British Academy Centenary Project: From Lucy to language: the archaeology of the social brain.