The Archaeology Book Book
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The Archaeology Book


  • Author : David Down
  • Publisher : New Leaf Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2010-02-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614581574

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The Archaeology Book Excerpt :

Developed with three educational levels in mind, The Archaeology Book takes you on an exciting exploration of history and ancient cultures. You'll learn both the techniques of the archaeologist and the accounts of some of the richest discoveries of the Middle East that demonstrate the accuracy and historicity of the Bible. In The Archaeology Book you will unearth: How archaeologists know what life was like in the past Why broken pottery can tell more than gold or treasure can Some of the difficulties in dating ancient artifacts How the brilliance of ancient cultures demonstrates God's creation History of ancient cultures, including the Hittites, Babylonians, and Egyptians The early development of the alphabet and its impact on discovery The numerous archaeological finds that confirm biblical history Why the Dead Sea scrolls are considered such a vital breakthrough Filled with vivid full-color photos, detailed drawings, and maps, you will have access to some of the greatest biblical mysteries ever uncovered. With the enhanced educational format of this book and the unique color-coded, multi-age design, it allows the ease of teaching the fundamentals of archaeology through complex insights to three distinct grade levels. Free downloadable study guide at www.masterbooks.org

Near Eastern Archaeology Book
Score: 3.5
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Near Eastern Archaeology


  • Author : Suzanne Richard
  • Publisher : Eisenbrauns
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 486
  • ISBN 10 : 9781575060835

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Near Eastern Archaeology Excerpt :

Annotation Filling a gap in classroom texts, more than 60 essays by major scholars in the field have been gathered to create the most up-to-date and complete book available on Levantine and Near Eastern archaeology. The book is divided into two sections: "Theory, Method, and Context," and "Cultural Phases and Topics," which together provide both methodological and areal coverage of the subject. The text is complemented by many line drawings and photographs. Includes a foreword by W.G. Dever.

The Archaeology of Tibetan Books Book

The Archaeology of Tibetan Books


  • Author : Agnieszka Helman-Ważny
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2014-07-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004275058

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The Archaeology of Tibetan Books Excerpt :

Agnieszka Helman-Ważny's Archaeology of Tibetan Books provides a comprehensive guide to the making of Tibetan books. Concerned with the relation of papers, inks, and layout to questions of provenance and dating, this work is a must-have companion to any textual analysis.

A Century of Biblical Archaeology Book

A Century of Biblical Archaeology


  • Author : Peter Roger Stuart Moorey
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 1991-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : 066425392X

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A Century of Biblical Archaeology Excerpt :

A historical survey of the relationship between archaeology and biblical studies in the first archaeological excavations in Palestine at Tell el-Hesi, from 1840 to 1990. Concentrating on the work of major excavators and scholars, Moorey details collaborations and conflicts between archaeologists and theologians who possess different views on the purpose of biblical archaeology.

Archaeology Book

Archaeology


  • Author : Paul Bahn
  • Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588345912

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Archaeology Excerpt :

Epic in scope, yet filled with detail, this illustrated guide takes readers through the whole of our human past. Spanning the dawn of human civilization through the present, it provides a tour of every site of key archaeological importance. From the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux to Tutankhamun's tomb, from the buried city of Pompeii to China's Terracotta Army, all of the world's most iconic sites and discoveries are here. So too are the lesser-known yet equally important finds, such as the recent discoveries of our oldest known human ancestors and of the world's oldest-known temple, Göbekli Tepe in Turkey. A masterful combination of succinct analysis and driving narrative, this book also addresses the questions that inevitably arise as we gradually learn more about the history of our species. Written by an international team of archaeological experts and richly illustrated throughout, Archaeology: The Essential Guide to Our Human Past offers an unparalleled insight into the origins of humankind.

Industrial Archaeology Book

Industrial Archaeology


  • Author : Emory L. Kemp
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015034906431

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Industrial Archaeology Excerpt :

Industrial archaeology is a flourishing discipline which seeks to document America's rich industrial heritage through measured drawings, archival photographs and contextual site histories. With increasing interest in historic industrial sites, a shortage exists of those capable of undertaking site documentation. Thus, the purpose of this book is to provide information for historians, archaeologists, architects, engineers, and other professionals. It is also intended for graduate courses and for professionals in public and private service wishing to gain a basic understanding of the discipline.

Mesoamerican Archaeology Book

Mesoamerican Archaeology


  • Author : Lisa Overholtzer
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-02-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119160922

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Mesoamerican Archaeology Excerpt :

A unique and wide-ranging introduction to the major prehispanic and colonial societies of Mexico and Central America, featuring new and revised material throughout Mesoamerican Archaeology: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, provides readers with a diverse and well-balanced view of the archaeology of the indigenous societies of Mexico and Central America, helping students better understand key concepts and engage with contemporary debates and issues within the field. The fully updated second edition incorporates contemporary research that reflects new approaches and trends in Mesoamerican archaeology. New and revised chapters from first-time and returning authors cover the archaeology of Mesoamerican cultural history, from the early Gulf Coast Olmec, to the Classic and Postclassic Maya, to the cultures of Oaxaca and Central Mexico before and after colonization. Presenting a wide range of approaches that illustrate political, socio-economic, and symbolic interpretations, this textbook: Encourages students to consider diverse ways of thinking about Mesoamerica: as a linguistic area, as a geographic region, and as a network of communities of practice Represents a wide spectrum of perspectives and approaches to Mesoamerican archaeology, including coverage of the Postclassic and Colonial periods Enables readers to think critically about how explanations of the past are produced, verified, and debated Includes accessible introductory material to ensure that students and non-specialists understand the chronological and geographic frameworks of the Mesoamerican tradition Discusses recent developments in the contemporary theory and practice of Mesoamerican archaeology Presents new and original research by a team of internationally recognized contributors Mesoamerican Archaeology: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, is ideal for use in undergraduate courses on the archaeology of Mexico and Central America, as well as for broader courses on the archaeology of the Americas.

Industrial Archaeology Book

Industrial Archaeology


  • Author : Marilyn Palmer
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415167697

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Industrial Archaeology Excerpt :

Industrial Archaeology uses the techniques of mainstream archaeological excavation, analysis and interpretation to present an enlightening picture of industrial society. Technology and heritage have, until recently, been the focal points of study in industrialization. Industrial Archaeology sets out a coherent methodology for the discipline which expands on and extends beyond the purely functional analysis of industrial landscapes, structures and artefacts to a broader consideration of their cultural meaning and value. The authors examine, for example, the social context of industrialization, including the effect of new means of production on working patterns, diet and health.

Analytical Archaeology Book

Analytical Archaeology


  • Author : David L. Clarke
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-10-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317606215

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Analytical Archaeology Excerpt :

This study was well-established as a pioneer work on archaeological methodology, the theoretical basis of all archaeological analysis whatever the period or era. The first edition of the book presented and evaluated the radical changes in methodology which derived from developments in other disciplines, such as cybernetics, computer science and geography, during the 1950s and ‘60s. It argued that archaeology was a coherent discipline with its own methods and procedures and attempted to define the entities (attributes, artefacts, types, assemblages, cultures and culture groups) rigorously and consistently so that they could be applied to archaeological data. The later edition continued the same general theory, which is unparalleled in its scope and depth, adding notes to help understanding of the advances in method and theory to support the student and professional archaeologist. Review of the original publication: "One might venture that this is the most important archaeological work for twenty or thirty years, and it will undoubtedly influence several future generations of archaeologists." The Times Literary Supplement

Cyber Archaeology and Grand Narratives Book

Cyber Archaeology and Grand Narratives


  • Author : Thomas E. Levy
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319656939

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Cyber Archaeology and Grand Narratives Excerpt :

This volume asks how the current Information Technology Revolution influences archaeological interpretations of techno-social change. Does cyber-archaeology provide a way to breathe new life into grand narratives of technological revolution and culture change, or does it further challenge these high-level theoretical explanations? Do digital recording methods have the potential to create large, regional-scale databases to ease investigation of high-level theoretical issues, or have they simply exposed deeper issues of archaeological practice that prevent this? In short, this volume cuts beyond platitudes about the revolutionary potential of the Information Technology Revolution and instead critically engages both its possibilities and limitations. The contributions to this volume are drawn from long-term regional studies employing a cyber-archaeology framework, primarily in the southern Levant, a region with rich archaeological data sets spanning the Paleolithic to the present day. As such, contributors are uniquely placed to comment on the interface between digital methods and grand narratives of long-term techno-social change. Cyber-Archaeology and Grand Narratives provides a much-needed challenge to current approaches, and a first step toward integrating innovative digital methods with archaeological theory.

The Archaeology of Iberia Book

The Archaeology of Iberia


  • Author : Margarita Diaz-Andreu
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-12-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317799078

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The Archaeology of Iberia Excerpt :

For many archaeologists, Iberia is the last great unknown region in Europe. Although it occupies a crucial position between South-Western Europe and North Africa, academic attention has traditionally been focused on areas like Greece or Italy. However Iberia has an equally rich cultural heritage and archaeological tradition. This ground-breaking volume presents a sample of the ways in which archaeologists have applied theoretical frameworks to the interpretation of archaeological evidence, offering new insights into the archaeology of both Iberia and Europe from prehistoric time through to the tenth century. The contributors to this book are leading archaeologists drawn from both countries. They offer innovative and challenging models for the Paleolithic, Neolithic, Copper Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, Early Medieval and Islamic periods. A diverse range of subjects are covered including urban transformation, the Iron Age peoples of Spain, observations on historiography and the origins of the Arab domains of Al-Andalus. It is essential reading for advanced undergraduates and those researching the archaeology of the Iberian Peninsula.

The Buried Book
Score: 5
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The Buried


  • Author : Peter Hessler
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525559573

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A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist "Extraordinary...Sensitive and perceptive, Mr. Hessler is a superb literary archaeologist, one who handles what he sees with a bit of wonder that he gets to watch the history of this grand city unfold, one day at a time.” —Wall Street Journal From the acclaimed author of River Town and Oracle Bones, an intimate excavation of life in one of the world's oldest civilizations at a time of convulsive change Drawn by a fascination with Egypt's rich history and culture, Peter Hessler moved with his wife and twin daughters to Cairo in 2011. He wanted to learn Arabic, explore Cairo's neighborhoods, and visit the legendary archaeological digs of Upper Egypt. After his years of covering China for The New Yorker, friends warned him Egypt would be a much quieter place. But not long before he arrived, the Egyptian Arab Spring had begun, and now the country was in chaos. In the midst of the revolution, Hessler often traveled to digs at Amarna and Abydos, where locals live beside the tombs of kings and courtiers, a landscape that they call simply al-Madfuna: "the Buried." He and his wife set out to master Arabic, striking up a friendship with their instructor, a cynical political sophisticate. They also befriended Peter's translator, a gay man struggling to find happiness in Egypt's homophobic culture. A different kind of friendship was formed with the neighborhood garbage collector, an illiterate but highly perceptive man named Sayyid, whose access to the trash of Cairo would be its own kind of archaeological excavation. Hessler also met a family of Chinese small-business owners in the lingerie trade; their view of the country proved a bracing counterpoint to the West's conventional wisdom. Through the lives of these and other ordinary people in a time of tragedy and heartache, and through connections between contemporary Egypt and its ancient past, Hessler creates an astonishing portrait of a country and its people. What emerges i

From Archaeology to Spectacle in Victorian Britain Book

From Archaeology to Spectacle in Victorian Britain


  • Author : Shawn Malley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317132523

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From Archaeology to Spectacle in Victorian Britain Excerpt :

In his examination of the excavation of ancient Assyria by Austen Henry Layard, Shawn Malley reveals how, by whom, and for what reasons the stones of Assyria were deployed during a brief but remarkably intense period of archaeological activity in the mid-nineteenth century. His book encompasses the archaeological practices and representations that originated in Layard's excavations, radiated outward by way of the British Museum and Layard's best-selling Nineveh and Its Remains (1849), and were then dispersed into the public domain of popular amusements. That the stones of Assyria resonated in debates far beyond the interests of religious and scientific groups is apparent in the prevalence of poetry, exhibitions, plays, and dioramas inspired by the excavation. Of particular note, correspondence involving high-ranking diplomatic personnel and museum officials demonstrates that the 'treasures' brought home to fill the British Museum served not only as signs of symbolic conquest, but also as covert means for extending Britain's political and economic influence in the Near East. Malley takes up issues of class and influence to show how the middle-class Layard's celebrity status both advanced and threatened aristocratic values. Tellingly, the excavations prompted disturbing questions about the perils of imperial rule that framed discussions of the social and political conditions which brought England to the brink of revolution in 1848 and resurfaced with a vengeance during the Crimean crisis. In the provocative conclusion of this meticulously documented and suggestive book, Malley points toward the striking parallels between the history of Britain's imperial investment in Mesopotamia and the contemporary geopolitical uses and abuses of Assyrian antiquity in post-invasion Iraq.

Re constructing Archaeology Book

Re constructing Archaeology


  • Author : Michael Shanks
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-09-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134886098

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Re constructing Archaeology Excerpt :

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Bridging the Gap in Maritime Archaeology  Working with Professional and Public Communities Book

Bridging the Gap in Maritime Archaeology Working with Professional and Public Communities


  • Author : Katy Bell
  • Publisher : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2019-02-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789690866

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Bridging the Gap in Maritime Archaeology Working with Professional and Public Communities Excerpt :

Proceedings of a conference session held at CIfA 2014. The session focused on ways in which it is possible to engage with a wider audience in the course of maritime archaeological work. Papers offer a series of case studies exhibiting best practice with regard to individual maritime projects and examples of outreach to local communities.