Book Details

  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $78.00
  • January 2016
  • ISBN: 978-0-500-29210-5
  • 672 pages
  • Territory Rights: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

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Theories, Methods, and Practice

Seventh Edition


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Colin Renfrew (Author, University of Cambridge), Paul Bahn (Author)


The best-selling archaeology textbook in the world, revised and updated, and now in its seventh edition

Since its first edition, Renfrew and Bahn’s Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice has been the leading academic source on what archaeologists do and how they do it. This indispensable book is a comprehensive introduction to archaeology in the field, the laboratory, and the library.

Archaeology is organized around the key questions that archaeologists ask about the past and details the practical and theoretical ways in which answers to those questions are sought. The seventh edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include the newest developments in the subject and the latest discoveries, and is newly designed with additional box features and extensive drawings, charts, and photographs, all in full color.