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Archaeology: A Beginner's Guide

Archaeology: A Beginner's Guide

Discover why archaeology is important for understanding the world that we live in

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ISBN 9781780745039
Barcode 9781780745039
Published 22 April 2015 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Flatman, Joe C.
Series Beginner's Guides
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ISBN-13 9781780745039
ISBN-10 1780745036
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Oneworld Publications
Publication Date 22 April 2015
International Publication Date 7 August 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Flatman, Joe C.
Series Beginner's Guides
Category Archaeology
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 159g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Archaeology, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
NBS Text Archaeology
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 930.1
Catalogue Code 965495

Description of this Book

Archaeology is more popular than ever. TV and film have made it seem accessible and exciting, and the number of budding amateurs is on the rise, as is government support for archaeological initiatives on a global scale. From coins and combs to battlefields and plantations, archaeologist Joe Flatman provides an incisive introduction to the practice of archaeology. Through comparative case studies he demonstrates how the archaeological mindset reveals unexpected truths about the most modern phenomena. Suddenly a landfill site can expose more about our drinking habits than we may like to admit, and airports become sites as intriguing and complex as the towns and villages they were built over. Flatman also trains his eye on the future and reveals how archaeology can help us predict -- and even prevent -- the crises that are facing us today.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Archaeology is more popular than ever and with plenty of good textbooks and introductions available. Yet Flatman's new book stands apart for the clarity and simplicity of its approach, its focus on archaeological interpretation throughout and for being packed full of rich case studies. This is an introduction of global reach with a distinctive voice. -- Howard Williams, Professor of Archaeology, University of Chester
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Joe Flatman is the Head of Central Casework and Programmes at English Heritage. He was previously a senior lecturer in archaeology at University College London and the County Archaeologist of Surrey. His most recent book Becoming an Archaeologist was named Current Archaeology Book of the Year. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.

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