This reissue of the 1957 3rd edition of this book describes how archaeologists go about their work, how ancient sites are found, what methods are used to explore them, how finds are dated, and within what limits archaeological evidence is able to tell us how people lived before the dawn of recorded history.
Preface 1. Introductory: Archaeology and Prehistory 2. Avenues of Discovery 3. Survival of the Evidence 4. Excavation 5. Chronology 6. Reconstruction: Economic Life 7. Reconstruction: Social, Intellectual, and Spiritual Life 8. Prehistory and Today