A Dictionary of Archaeology

Ian Shaw, Robert Jameson
John Wiley & Sons, 06.05.2002 - 640 Seiten
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This dictionary provides those studying or working in archaeologywith a complete reference to the field. The entries, which rangefrom key-word definitions to longer articles, convey thechallenges, ambiguities and theoretical context of archaeology aswell as the surveyed and excavated data. The dictionary is based onthe premise that archaeology is a process rather than simply a bodyof knowledge, and includes contributions from more than forty ofthe world's leading archaeologists.

Unlike other dictionaries of archaeology, this volume providescomprehensive coverage of recent archaeological theory togetherwith examples of practical applications and cross-references tosite entries. The Dictionary also incorporates concepts andmovements from adjacent fields such as anthropology, sociology,philosophy and human biology. There are also numerous entries onpreviously neglected areas such as China, Japan and Oceania. Thebibliographies that follow virtually every entry enable the readerto easily locate primary or most recent sources.


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Ian Shaw is lecturer in Egyptian archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. He is author of Ancient Egyptian Warfare and Weapons, co-author (with Paul Nicholson) of The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt and Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology, and the editor of the Oxford Illustrated History of Ancient Egypt. He has published articles in various journals and books, and has excavated in Europe, Egypt and North America.

Robert Jameson is a freelance writer and archaeologist. He is also co-author of a monograph titled Hatnub: An Ancient Egyptian Quarrying Site and has published a number of articles in the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology and in edited volumes. His field work includes extensive archaeological surveying in the Eastern desert of Egypt, while his special interests include the early prehistory of Europe and material culture studies.

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