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Historical Archaeology (2nd Edition)

Historical Archaeology (2nd Edition)
Author: Charles E. Orser Jr.
ISBN 13: 9780131115613
ISBN 10: 131115618
Edition: 2
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2004-01-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $111.40

Significantly revised and expanded, the second edition of this popular book provides a short, readable introduction to historical archaeology. Stressing a global perspective, it shows that this subject has real importance to understanding the world in which we live today. This comprehensive book also includes a look at career prospects in the field for interested readers.

The overall approach is descriptive and explanatory: it describes fundamental principles, the history of the field, and basic definitions; moves through methods and discusses topics such as time and space, historical artifacts, survey, and excavation; and then presents basic archaeological theories and research.

For readers interested in historical archaeology, a rapidly expanding field that has been recently conducted on every continent in the world.