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Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

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Title:Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction


Author:Paul Bahn

Publisher:Oxford University Press

Publish Year:2012

Edition:Reprinted Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:History | Science | Non Fiction | Development | Archaeology


Remarks:contains B&W illustrations, index


Size:112 x 174 mm


Price:USD 4.10

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  • In this revised and updated edition of Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction, Paul Bahn presents an engaging introduction and a superb overview of a field that embraces everything from the cave art of Lascaux to the great stone heads of Easter Island. This entertaining introduction reflects the enduring popularity of archaeology--a subject which appeals as a pastime, career, and academic discipline, encompasses the whole globe, and spans some 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, Bahn brings his text completely up to date, including information about recent 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, from nuclear imaging to GPS. Bahn also shows how archaeologists have contributed to some of the most prominent debates of our age, such as the role of climate change, the effects of rises in sea-level, and the possibility of global warming. This edition also includes updated suggestions for further reading.

    Paul Bahn

    Paul G. Bahn is a British archaeologist, translator, writer and broadcaster who has published extensively on a range of archaeological topics, with particular attention to prehistoric art. Some of his published works are Pyrenean Prehistory, Ancient Places, Images of the Ice Age, The Bluffer's Guide to Archaeology, Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice, Easter Island, Earth Island, 100 Great Archaeological Discoveries, Mammoths, Journey Through the Ice Age, The Cambridge Rapist - Unmasking The Beast of Bedsitland, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Prehistoric Art, Disgraceful Archaeology, The Enigmas of Easter Island
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