Introducing Archaeology, Third Edition
Now in its third edition, Introducing Archaeology continues to be a thoughtful and engaging textbook for introductory-level students. Covering traditional fixtures of archaeology, such as methods and prehistory, the new edition opens up the greater conversation of feminist archaeology and the current state of archaeology, discussing issues of sexual harassment and abuse, inclusion, and the lack of diverse voices in the field.
The third edition highlights recent archaeological developments and the social and political contexts of archaeology, including the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), Camp Delta (Guantanamo Bay), and Indigenous residential schools. The authors also manage to integrate some playful topics, such as the archaeology of children’s graffiti and the domestication of dogs, while delving further into contemporary issues like climate change. The ultimate goal is to encourage students to examine the world that surrounds them with new eyes using archaeological methodologies.
The third edition incorporates more color images than in previous editions and is accompanied by an updated instructor’s manual, test bank, and PowerPoint slides.
- World Rights
- Page Count: 328 pages
- Illustrations: 67
- Dimensions: 7.5in x 0.8in x 9.3in
"Introducing Archaeology offers the reader an engaging and well-written introduction to historical and contemporary trends within archaeology. From discussions of methodology, to insights on theory, to coverage of the modern uses of archaeology as a means of activism, Muckle and Camp provide an invaluable resource for the undergraduate student, interested reader, or professional archaeologist."
Christopher P. Barton, Francis Marion University
"Archaeological practice as it is conducted in the world today is at the center of Introducing Archaeology. The book is a real-world guide, field overview, and primer on the key concepts. Examples drawn from politics, popular culture, and cultural heritage management are threaded throughout the volume, making the book useful for students interested in a career in archaeology and those who simply want to learn more about the field. Introducing Archaeology breaks away from other textbooks in its approach to contemporary issues, while remaining an excellent overview of the history of the discipline and the ways that archaeology is used to understand the past."
Carolyn L. White, University of Nevada, Reno
Author InformationRobert J. Muckle is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at Capilano University.
Stacey L. Camp is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Director of the Michigan State University Campus Archaeology Program.
Table of contents
1. Situating Archaeology
2. Looking at Archaeology’s past
3. Managing Archaeology in the Early Twenty-First Century
4. Comprehending the Archaeological Record
5. Working in the Field
6. Working in the Laboratory
7. Reconstructing Culture History
8. Reconstructing Ecological Adaptations
9. Reconstructing the Social and Ideological Aspects of Culture
10. Explaining Things of Archaeological Interest
11. The Archaeology of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
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