A Dictionary of Archaeology
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.