Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

Author(s): Paul Bahn

Introducing & Short History Series

This entertaining Very Short Introduction reflects the enduring popularity of archaeology - a subject which appeals as a pastime, career, and academic discipline, encompasses the whole globe, and surveys 2.5 million years. From deserts to jungles, from deep caves to mountain tops, from pebble tools to satellite photographs, from excavation to abstract theory, archaeology interacts with nearly every other discipline in its attempts to reconstruct the past. In this new edition, Paul Bahn brings the text up to date, including information about new discoveries and interpretations in the field, and highlighting the impact of developments such as the potential use of DNA and stable isotopes in teeth, as well the effect technology and science are having on archaeological exploration.


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Acclaim for the first edition: "A quite brilliant and level-headed look at the curious world of archaeology." --Barry Cunliffe, Oxford University, author of Europe Between the Oceans

1. The Origins and Development of Archaeology; 2. Making a Date; 3. Technology; 4. How Did People Live?; 5. How Did People Think?; 6. Settlement and Society; 7. How and Why Did Things Change?; 8. Minorities and Sororities; 9. Presenting the Past to the Public; 10. The Future of the Past; FURTHER READING; INDEX

General Fields

  • : 9780199657438
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : July 2012
  • : 174mm X 111mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paul Bahn
  • : Paperback
  • : Updated ed
  • : 930.1
  • : 136
  • : 22 black and white illustrations