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Companion Encyclopedia of Archaeology, 2 Volume Set (Graeme Barker) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 1999) 9780415064484


Title: Companion Encyclopedia of Archaeology, 2 Volume Set

Author: Barker, Graeme

Additional Authors or Contributors: (ed)

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 1999

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780415064484

Volumes: 2; Pages: 1264

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The 26 articles in this new Companion Encyclopedia provide an invaluable compendium of the themes, issues and background of this popular, but complex field. This two-volume set offers definitive coverage of the field as a whole, and is divided into three thematic sections:

Part I--Origins, aims and methods

* Features articles on the history and theory of the discipline, and the techniques used in the study of archaeological evidence.

Part II Problems and approaches

* Examines how archaeologists approach such themes as culture, identity, society, territory, population and beliefs across the traditional boundaries of period and place.

Part III--The development of human society

* Integrates the concerns which are addressed in the previous two sections and draws together the methods and approaches in studying hunter-gatherer societies, developing models for state formation, examining medieval demographic trends, and understanding early modern and industrial societies.

Academics in archaeology and related disciplines, field archaeologists, undergraduate and postgraduate students, amateur archaeologists and the informed general reader will all find this a fascinating and useful reference tool.

Reviews

"The discipline of archaeology is blessed with yet another excellent reference. ... While the text is accessible to educated readers, this title is appropriate for upper-level undergraduates, those engaged in graduate study, and academicians."--American Reference Books Annual, 2000 Edition

"The style is scholarly but readable with ample references following each chapter. ... Recommended for academic libraries serving upper-division and graduate students, faculty and researchers, especially in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, classics, and the history of scholarship."--Choice

"The style is scholarly but readable with ample references following each chapter. ... Recommended for academic libraries serving upper-division and graduate students, factulty and researchers, especially in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, classics, and the history of scholarship."--Choice

Table of Contents

Kristian Kristiansen, National Forest and Nature Agency, Denmark

Charles Redman, Arizona State University, USA

John Collis, Sheffield University, UK

Martin Carver, York University, UK

Anthony Harding, Durham University, UK

Anthony Brown, Leicester University, UK

Simon Hillson, University College, London, UK

Matthew Johnson, University of Wales, Lampeter, UK

Liz Slater, University of Glasgow, UK

Mike Parker Pearson, Sheffield University, UK

Julian Thomas, University of Wales, Lampeter, UK

Chris Gosden, La Trove University, Australia

John Bintliff, Durham University, UK

Timothy Earle, University of California, USA

Fekri Hassan, Washington State University, USA

Christopher Tilley and Nigel Spivey, University of Wales, Lampeter, UK

Chris Stringer, Natural History Museum, London, UK

Robin Dennell, Sheffield University, UK

Peter Bogucki, Princeton University, USA

Stephen Shennan, Southampton University, UK

Simon Stoddart, Bristol University, UK

Steven Dyson, SUNY, Buffalo, USA

Joseph Tainter, University of New Mexico, USA

David Hinton, Southampton University, UK

Mark Leone, Maryland University, USA

James Delle, New York University, USA

Paul Mullins, George Mason University, USA

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