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Archaeology For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-45781-8
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384 pages
November 2008
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Introduction.

Part I: Archaeology: Seeing Past People Today.

Chapter 1: What Archaeology Is.

Chapter 2: What Archaeology Isn't and Why That's Important.

Chapter 3: So You Want to Do Archaeology? What Kind?

Chapter 4: How Archaeologists Think and Work.

Part II: Archaeological Fieldwork: The Adventure Begins!

Chapter 5: Supplies and Equipment You Need.

Chapter 6: Archaeological Survey: Finding Where to Dig.

Chapter 7: The Archaeological Dig.

Chapter 8: Laws, Ethics, and Safety in Field Archaeology.

Part III: After the Dig: You’ve Only Just Begun.

Chapter 9: Processing Excavated Materials in the Laboratory.

Chapter 10: Studying and Analyzing What You've Excavated.

Chapter 11: Reconstructing the Past: Piecing Together the Puzzles.

Part IV: Archaeology Reconstructs the Whole Human Past.

Chapter 12: Early Humans: Original Cave Guys & Gals.

Chapter 13: The Last 10,000 Years: Climate Change and Early Food Production.

Chapter 14: Ancient States.

Chapter 15: Historic Archaeology: Reinterpreting the More Recent Past.

Part V: Archaeology Is for Everyone.

Chapter 16: The Uses of Archaeological Findings.

Chapter 17: How You Can Explore Archaeology.

Chapter 18: Controversies and Sensational Findings.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten-Plus Archaeological Places to Visit in the U.S.

Chapter 20: More Than Ten Archaeological Sites to Visit Outside the United States.

Chapter 21: Ten Fun Archaeological Experiences.

Appendix.

Index.

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