Ancient Lives

An Introduction to Archaeology and Prehistory

Author: Brian M. Fagan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131735026X

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 8464

Theory and Methods in Archaeology and Prehistory Written for complete beginners in a narrative style, Ancient Lives is aimed at introductory courses in archaeology and prehistory that cover archaeological methods and theory, as well as world prehistory. The first half of Ancient Lives covers the basic principles, methods, and theoretical approaches of archaeology. The second half is devoted to a summary of the major developments of human prehistory: the origins of humankind and the archaic world, the origins and spread of modern humans, the emergence of food production, and the beginnings of civilization. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Understand the basic principles of archaeology Summarize the major developments of human prehistory

Archaeology

A Brief Introduction

Author: Brian M. Fagan,Nadia Durrani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317279123

Category: Social Science

Page: 396

View: 3673

Archaeology is a jargon-free and accessible introduction to the field which details how archaeologists study the human past in all its fascinating diversity. Now in its twelfth edition, this classic textbook has been updated to reflect the latest research and new findings in the field. Reflecting the global scope of the discipline, the book has a truly international coverage of important discoveries and sites from many corners of the globe. Individual chapters examine archaeology and its history, considering the role of the archaeologist and how they discover, investigate and classify sites and artifacts. This journey through archaeology also includes a discussion of important individuals and groups, and some of the ways in which archaeologists attempt to explain major social and cultural changes in the remote past. Archaeology ends with an outline of the complex world of cultural resource management and gives invaluable advice on how to become an archaeologist. Richly illustrated throughout, this popular and engaging textbook on archaeological methods has introduced generations of students to the captivating world of archaeology.

People of the Earth

An Introduction to World Prehistory

Author: Brian M. Fagan

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205735679

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

View: 1297

This internationally renowned text provides the only truly global account of human prehistory from the earliest times through the earliest civilizations. Written in an accessible way, People of the Earth shows how today's diverse humanity developed biologically and culturally over millions of years against a background of constant climatic change.

In the Beginning

An Introduction to Archaeology

Author: Brian M. Fagan,Christopher R. DeCorse

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130329066

Category: Social Science

Page: 578

View: 4754

This comprehensive narrative uses an international perspective throughout while outlining the basic principles, methods, and theoretical approaches of modern archaeology. It gives readers a basic grounding on the subject, the career opportunities it offers, and a look at some of the spectacular--and not so well known--discoveries that illuminate our past. The book emphasizes remote sensing techniques for archaeological survey, addresses the study of gender and ethnic diversity from the archaeological record, and assesses the importance of archaeology in the modern world. For anyone interested in a background of--and possibly a future in--archeology.

A Brief History of Archaeology

Classical Times to the Twenty-first Century

Author: Brian M. Fagan

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131776982

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

View: 9217

This brief but comprehensive book tells the story of how archaeology changed from a romantic adventure into a science. Its vivid narrative combines tales of archaeological discovery with the changing social conditions and theoretical perspectives that helped turn archaeology into a sophisticated discipline. Containing a simple, jargon-free style—and a lifetime of teaching experience—this writer shares with readers his unrivaled experience as an archeologist and an author.Unique coverage includes both major discoveries, and significant, theoretical and methodological developments of the history of archaeology—from a global perspective.For anyone interested in an interpretation of our archeological past that will yield an understanding of today—its beginnings, and the ideas that nurtured it.

Ancient Civilizations

Author: Dr. Brian Fagan,Chris Scarre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317296079

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

View: 5059

Ancient Civilizations offers a comprehensive and straightforward account of the world’s first civilizations and how they were discovered, drawing on many avenues of inquiry including archaeological excavations, surveys, laboratory work, highly specialized scientific investigations, and both historical and ethnohistorical records. This book covers the earliest civilizations and the great powers in the Near East, moving on to the first Aegean civilizations, the Mediterranean world in the first millennium, Imperial Rome, northeast Africa, the divine kings in southeast Asia, and empires in East Asia, as well as early states in the Americas and Andean civilization. Ancient Civilizations includes a number of features to support student learning: a wealth of images, including several new illustrations; feature boxes which expand on key sites, finds and written sources; and an extensive guide to further reading. With new perceptions of the origin and collapse of states, including a review of the issue of sustainability, this fourth edition has been extensively updated in the light of spectacular new discoveries and the latest theoretical advances. Examining the world’s pre-industrial civilizations from a multidisciplinary perspective and offering a comparative analysis of the field which explores the connections between all civilizations around the world, Scarre and Fagan, both established authorities on world prehistory, provide a valuable introduction to pre-industrial civilizations in all their brilliant diversity.

Brief History of Archaeology

Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century

Author: Brian M. Fagan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317349792

Category: HISTORY

Page: 304

View: 2577

For introductory courses in Archaeology. This brief text tells the story of how archaeology changed from a romantic adventure into a science. Its vivid narrative combines tales of archaeological discovery with the changing social conditions and theoretical perspectives that helped turn archaeology into a sophisticated discipline. Containing a simple, jargon-free style-and a lifetime of teaching experience-this text writer shares with today's students his unrivaled experience as an archaeologist and an author.

WRITING ARCHAEOLOGY

TELLING STORIES ABOUT THE PAST

Author: Brian Fagan

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1598740059

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

View: 9490

America’s best-known popular author of archaeology distills decades of experience in this brief guide designed to help others wanting to broaden the audience for their work. Brian Fagan’s no nonsense approach explains how to get started writing, how to use the tools of experienced writers to make archaeology come alive for the general public, and how to get your work revised and finished. He also describes the process by which publishers decide to accept your work, and the track your publication will follow after it is accepted by a press. Dealing with several genres of popular publication—articles, columns, trade books and textbooks—Fagan shows both the differences and similarities in the writing and the publication processes. While speaking directly to those interested in penning for a broad public, Fagan’s sage advice on writing and publishing will be of great value to all archaeologists and their students.

World Prehistory

A Brief Introduction

Author: Brian M. Fagan,Nadia Durrani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317342437

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 9608

For one semester or quarter courses in World Prehistory. Written by one of the leading archaeological writers in the world -— in a simple, jargon-free narrative style —- this brief, well-illustrated account of the major developments in the human past makes world prehistory uniquely accessible to complete beginners. Written by Brian Fagan, World Prehistory covers the entire world, not just the Americas or Europe, and places major emphasis on both theories and the latest archaeological and multidisciplinary approaches. His focus is on four major developments in world prehistory: 1) The origins of humanity. 2) The appearance and spread of modern humans before and during the late Ice Age- including the first settlement of the Americas. 3) The beginnings of food production. 4) The rise of the first civilizations.

Basiswissen Archäologie

Theorien, Methoden, Praxis

Author: Colin Renfrew,Paul G. Bahn

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783805339483

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 2893

Mit mehr als 150.000 verkauften Exemplaren gilt der Band Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice im englischsprachigen Raum bereits jetzt als Standardwerk im Fach Archaologie. Diese jetzt erstmals auf Deutsch vorliegende sorgfaltig uberarbeitete und zum Teil vollig neu geschriebene Fassung ist eine ausserst gut lesbare Einfuhrung fur alle, die sich fur Archaologie interessieren und eine kompakte Darstellung der Methoden und Praxis archaologischer Arbeit suchen. Beruhmte Archaologen und Ausgrabungsstatten passieren Revue. Inhaltlich ist das Buch auf der Hohe der Forschung, auch die neuesten technischen Methoden und Technologien werden behandelt. (Philipp von Zabern 2009)

Ancient Civilizations

Author: Dr. Brian Fagan,Chris Scarre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317350324

Category: Social Science

Page: 575

View: 1570

Drawing on many avenues of inquiry: archaeological excavations, surveys, laboratory work, highly specialized scientific investigations, and on both historical and ethnohistorical records; Ancient Civilizations, 3/e provides a comprehensive and straightforward account of the world’s first civilizations and a brief summary of the way in which they were discovered.

People of the Earth

An Introduction to World Prehistory

Author: Dr. Brian Fagan,Nadia Durrani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317346823

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

View: 6652

Understand major developments of human prehistory People of the Earth: An Introduction to World Prehistory 14/e, provides an exciting journey though the 7-million-year-old panorama of humankind's past. This internationally renowned text provides the only truly global account of human prehistory from the earliest times through the earliest civilizations. Written in an accessible way for beginning students, People of the Earth shows how today's diverse humanity developed biologically and culturally over millions of years against a background of constant climatic change.

Ancient Civilizations

Author: Christopher Scarre,Brian M. Fagan

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130484840

Category: Social Science

Page: 555

View: 5144

Ancient Civilizations offers a comparative analysis of the field, including both old world and new civilizations, and explores the connections between all civilizations around the earth. The volume provides a jargon-free introduction to ancient civilizations from the first civilizations, and the great powers in the Near East, to the first Aegean civilizations, the Mediterranean world in the first millennium, Imperial Rome, northeast Africa, divine kings in southeast Asia, and empires in East Asia, as well as early states in the Americas and Andean civilization. For those interested in ancient civilizations.

An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

Author: Kathryn A. Bard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118896114

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 926

This student-friendly introduction to the archaeology of ancientEgypt guides readers from the Paleolithic to the Greco-Romanperiods, and has now been updated to include recent discoveries andnew illustrations. • Superbly illustrated with photographs, maps, and siteplans, with additional illustrations in this new edition • Organized into 11 chapters, covering: thehistory of Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology; prehistoric andpharaonic chronology and the ancient Egyptian language; geography,resources, and environment; and seven chapters organizedchronologically and devoted to specific archaeological sites andevidence • Includes sections on salient topics such as theconstructing the Great Pyramid at Giza and the process ofmummification

Feathered Gods and Fishhooks

An Introduction to Hawaiian Archaeology and Prehistory

Author: Patrick Vinton Kirch

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824819385

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

View: 1463

"Archaeology has assumed the role of combining all the evidence on Polynesian prehistory into a coherent pattern. Patrick Kirch has done this for Hawaii with distinction. His book is clearly written, carefully organized, abundantly illustrated, and handsomely produced volume.... A timely and much needed contribution." --Hawaiian Journal of History "With the publishing of this well-written, profusely illustrated book, Kirch has made a valuable contribution to Hawaiian and Pacific archaeological studies.... A necessary book for all Pacific scholars." --Journal of Polynesian Studies

Applied Electronic Design

Author: D. Joseph Stadtmiller

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130947581

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 434

View: 9247

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Electronics

Project Management and Design

Author: D. Joseph Stadtmiller

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: House & Home

Page: 410

View: 9920

Designed to better prepare individuals for a career in electronics, this book contains critically important concepts and the preliminary tools needed for a productive first week on the job.KEY TOPICS Its coverage of foundation strategies reviews: the operation of a company, teamwork and the role of the electronics professional, methods of project management, an engineering problem-solving process, and the practical aspects of an electronic project. Young professionals will benefit from this guide by becoming aware of—and therefore avoiding—many of the learning mistakes that often occur in the field.For electronic engineers, project engineers, electronic design engineers, chief engineers, and engineering managers with 0-5 years of experience.

Manifesting Power

Gender and the Interpretation of Power in Archaeology

Author: Tracy L. Sweely

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134738188

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 3094

Power relations among humans have likely been a topic of interest since long before any historical claims to its nature were proffered. This book recognizes that power and gender may be rooted in the experience of power in western society.