A Brief History of Archaeology

The book then moves on to the discovery of the world’s pre-industrial civilizations in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Central America, the excavations at Troy and Mycenae, the Royal Burials at Ur, Iraq, and the dramatic finding of the pharaoh ...

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Author: Nadia Durrani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317220206

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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This short account of the discipline of archaeology tells of spectacular discoveries and the colorful lives of the archaeologists who made them, as well as of changing theories and current debates in the field. Spanning over two thousand years of history, the book details early digs as well as covering the development of archaeology as a multidisciplinary science, the modernization of meticulous excavation methods during the twentieth century, and the important discoveries that led to new ideas about the evolution of human societies. A Brief History of Archaeology is a vivid narrative that will engage readers who are new to the discipline, drawing on the authors’ extensive experience in the field and classroom. Early research at Stonehenge in Britain, burial mound excavations, and the exploration of Herculaneum and Pompeii culminate in the nineteenth century debates over human antiquity and the theory of evolution. The book then moves on to the discovery of the world’s pre-industrial civilizations in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Central America, the excavations at Troy and Mycenae, the Royal Burials at Ur, Iraq, and the dramatic finding of the pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1922. The book concludes by considering recent sensational discoveries, such as the Lords of Sipán in Peru, and exploring the debates over processual and postprocessual theory which have intrigued archaeologists in the early 21st century. The second edition updates this respected introduction to one of the sciences’ most fascinating disciplines.

A Brief History of Archaeology

Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century Nadia Durrani, Brian M. Fagan ... A Brief History of Archaeology is a vivid narrative that will engage readers who are new to the discipline, drawing on the authors' extensive experience in ...

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Author: Nadia Durrani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317220213

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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This short account of the discipline of archaeology tells of spectacular discoveries and the colorful lives of the archaeologists who made them, as well as of changing theories and current debates in the field. Spanning over two thousand years of history, the book details early digs as well as covering the development of archaeology as a multidisciplinary science, the modernization of meticulous excavation methods during the twentieth century, and the important discoveries that led to new ideas about the evolution of human societies. A Brief History of Archaeology is a vivid narrative that will engage readers who are new to the discipline, drawing on the authors’ extensive experience in the field and classroom. Early research at Stonehenge in Britain, burial mound excavations, and the exploration of Herculaneum and Pompeii culminate in the nineteenth century debates over human antiquity and the theory of evolution. The book then moves on to the discovery of the world’s pre-industrial civilizations in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Central America, the excavations at Troy and Mycenae, the Royal Burials at Ur, Iraq, and the dramatic finding of the pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1922. The book concludes by considering recent sensational discoveries, such as the Lords of Sipán in Peru, and exploring the debates over processual and postprocessual theory which have intrigued archaeologists in the early 21st century. The second edition updates this respected introduction to one of the sciences’ most fascinating disciplines.

E Study Guide For A History of Archaeology Classical Times to the Twenty First Century by Brian M Fagan ISBN 9780131776982

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The History of Archaeology

A Brief History of Archaeology: Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century. Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ. Fernández, J. 1982. Historia de la Arqueología Argentina. Asociación Cuyana de Antropología, Tomos 34/35, ...

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Author: Paul Bahn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317999423

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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The History of Archaeology: An Introduction provides global coverage with chapters devoted to particular regions of the world. The regional approach allows readers to understand the similarities and differences in the history of and approach to archaeology in various parts of the world. Each chapter is written by a specialist scholar with experience of the region concerned. Thus the book focuses on the earliest beginnings of archaeology in different parts of the world, and how it developed from being a pastime for antiquarians and collectors to a serious attempt to obtain information about past societies. Woven into the text are various boxes that explore key archaeologists, sites and important discoveries in the history of archaeology enriching the story of the discipline’s development. With such far ranging coverage, including an exploration of the little covered development of Russian and Chinese archaeology, The History of Archaeology is the perfect introduction to the history of archaeology for the interested reader and student alike.

Digging Deeper

2004a. A Brief History of Archaeology: Classical Times to the Twenty- First Century. Boston: Routledge. — — —. 2004b. The Rape of the Nile: Tomb Robbers, Tourists, and Archaeologists in Egypt. Rev. ed. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

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Author: Eric H. Cline

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691208572

Category: History

Page: 176

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"A brief, accessible primer explaining the basics of archaeology from "How do you know where to dig?" to "Do you get keep what you find?""--

Ancient History

... London 1975; Bruce Trigger, A History of Archaeological Thought, Cambridge 1989; Brian M. Fagan, A Brief History of Archaeology: Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century, New Jersey 2005. For the history of classical archaeology ...

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Author: Charles W. Hedrick, Jr.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405152334

Category: History

Page: 192

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This book introduces students to the chief disciplines, methods and sources employed in 'doing' ancient history, as opposed to 'reading' it. The book: Encourages readers to engage with historical sources, rather than to be passive recipients of historical tales Gives readers a sense of the nature of evidence and its use in the reconstruction of the past Helps them to read a historical narrative with more critical appreciation Encourages them to consider the differences between their own experience of ancient sources, and the use of these objects within the everyday life of ancient society A concise bibliographical essay at the end of each chapter refers to introductions, indices, research tools and interpretations, and explains scholarly jargon Written clearly, concisely and concretely, invoking ancient illustrations and modern parallels as appropriate.

Outlines and Highlights for a History of Archaeology

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ISBN: 1616984791

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events are included. Cram101 Textbook Outlines gives all of the outlines, highlights, notes for your textbook with optional online practice tests. Only Cram101 Outlines are Textbook Specific. Cram101 is NOT the Textbook. Accompanys: 9780131776982

Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines

R. Alexander Bentley, Herbert D. G. Maschner, and Christopher Chippindale (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009), 395; Brian M. Fagan and Nadia Durrani, Brief History of Archaeology: Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century ...

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Author: Bennett Zon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000124170

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

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Current studies in disciplinarity range widely across philosophical and literary contexts, producing heated debate and entrenched divergences. Yet, despite their manifest significance for us today seldom have those studies engaged with the Victorian origins of modern disciplinarity. Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines adds a crucial missing link in that history by asking and answering a series of deceptively simple questions: how did Victorians define a discipline; what factors impinged upon that definition; and how did they respond to disciplinary understanding? Structured around sections on professionalization, university curriculums, society journals, literary genres and interdisciplinarity, Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines addresses the tangled bank of disciplinarity in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences including musicology, dance, literature, and art history; classics, history, archaeology, and theology; anthropology, psychology; and biology, mathematics and physics. Chapters examine the generative forces driving disciplinary formation, and gauge its success or failure against social, cultural, political, and economic environmental pressures. No other volume has focused specifically on the origin of Victorian disciplines in order to track the birth, death, and growth of the units into which knowledge was divided in this period, and no other volume has placed such a wide array of Victorian disciplines in their cultural context.

In the Beginning

An Introduction to Archaeology Brian M. Fagan, Nadia Durrani. Evans, J. 1943. ... Grahame Clark: An Intellectual Biography of an Archaeologist. ... A Brief History of Archaeology: Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century. 2nd ed.

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Author: Brian M. Fagan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351757676

Category: Social Science

Page: 460

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In the Beginning describes the basic methods and theoretical approaches of archaeology. This is a book about fundamental principles written in a clear, flowing style, with minimal use of technical jargon, which approaches archaeology from a global perspective. Starting with a broad-based introduction to the field, this book surveys the highlights of archaeology’s colorful history, then covers the basics of preservation, dating the past, and the context of archaeological finds. Descriptions of field surveys, including the latest remote-sensing methods, excavation, and artifact analysis lead into the study of ancient environments, landscapes and settlement patterns, and the people of the past. Two chapters cover cultural resource management, public archaeology, and the important role of archaeology in contemporary society. There is also a chapter on archaeology as a potential career. In the Beginning takes the reader on an evenly balanced journey through today’s archaeology. This well-illustrated account, with its numerous boxes and sidebars, is laced with interesting, and sometimes entertaining, examples of archaeological research from all parts of the world. This classic textbook of archaeological method and theory has been in print for nearly 50 years and is used in many countries around the world. It is aimed at introductory students in archaeology and anthropology taking survey courses on archaeology, as well as more advanced readers.

Introducing Archaeology

Other general histories of archaeology include A Short History ofArchaeology by Daniel (1981), A BriefHistory ofArchaeology: Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century by Fagan (2005), The Discovery of the Past by Schnapp (1996), ...

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Author: Robert J. Muckle

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442607859

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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The second edition highlights recent developments in the field and includes a new chapter on archaeology beyond mainstream academia. It also integrates more examples from popular culture, including mummies, tattoos, pirates, and global warming.