The leading educational resource on what archaeologists do and how they do it, fully revised and updated. Colin Renfrew is Disney Professor Emeritus of Archaeology and former Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of many books, including Before Civilization and Prehistory. Paul Bahn is the author of numerous books, including the standard introduction to cave art, Images of the Ice Age.
c. 800 illustrations 22.9 x 18.7cm 672pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 292105 January £32.00
Seventh Edition | Revised and updated
Theories, Methods and Practices Colin Renfrew and Paul Bahn 60
Since its first edition, Renfrew and Bahn’s Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practices has been the leading textbook on modern archaeology. Structured around the key questions that archaeologists ask about the past, it provides coverage of all the major developments in methods, science, technology and theory. The seventh edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with 16 new pages on the latest developments in archaeology, including: • Coverage of cutting-edge survey, excavation and recording techniques, including the use of drones and 3D modelling. • The latest scientific developments in archaeology, including genetic analysis and dating. • New discoveries such as a desert camp used by Lawrence of Arabia during his First World War campaigns, a 45,000-year-old anatomically modern human femur that has shed new light on our relationship to the Neanderthals, and evidence for the earliest use of fire, one million years ago in Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa. • Eleven new box features: Snow Patch Archaeology; Interpretation and Mapping from Aerial Images; Excavating an Urban Site; Conspicuous Ranking at Mississippian Spiro; Seasonality at Star Carr; Farming Origins: Jerf el Ahmar; Glassware from the Roman Mediterranean in Japan; The Ness of Brodgar: At the Heart of Ceremonial Orkney; Grauballe Man: The Body in the Bog; Richard III; CRM in Practice: The METRO Rail Project.
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‘The most complete, wide-ranging and usable archaeological textbook in the world to date’ The Times Higher Education Supplement
‘Such a comprehensive and up-to-date resource on the subject that every student, or indeed any interested amateur, should really find a space on their shelf for this useful book’ Minerva