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Published: 08 September 2012

136 Pages | 22 black and white illustrations

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199657438

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Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Paul Bahn

Very Short Introductions

  • Considers the origins and development of the practice of archaeology
  • Explores the methods that archaeologists use to explore the past and consider how people lived
  • Reflects the move from traditional archaeology to science-based archaeology, including how genetics has contributed heavily to modern practice
  • Highlights how archaeologists have a place in 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
  • Part of the Very Short Introduction series - millions of copies sold worldwide
  • Includes updates surrounding new discoveries and interpretations of previous material
  • Shows how technology and science are helping archaeologists, from the use of DNA and the internet to GPS and digital imaging
  • Updated further reading section