Archaeology: The Basics (The Basics 3rd New edition)

Archaeology: The Basics (The Basics 3rd New edition)

By: Clive Gamble (author)Paperback

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Now in an updated third edition, Archaeology: The Basics provides a straightforward and engaging introduction to the world of Archaeology. This book answers key questions about how and why we practice archaeology and examines the theories and themes underpinning the subject. Fully updated, this new edition includes a wide range of examples and new material on key growth areas including: * Evolutionary approaches in current archaeology * The archaeology of landscape and place * The impact and value of archaeology * Conflict archaeology and the politics of the past With 12 new illustrations, four new boxes and additional case studies this text is essential reading for all those beginning to study archaeology and anyone who has ever questioned the past.

About Author

Clive Gamble is Professor of Archaeology at University of Southampton. He is an archaeologist with a particular interest in our earliest origins and the evolution of human society.


1. What is archaeology? 2. How many archaeologies are there? 3. Basic concepts 4. People 5. Objects 6. Time and space 7. Change and statis 8. Identity and power 9. The impact and value of archaeology Glossary References

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780415694834
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780415694834
  • weight: 380
  • ISBN10: 0415694833
  • edition: 3rd New edition

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