Higher Education

Archaeology, 6th Edition

  • Robert L. Kelly University of Wyoming
  • David Hurst Thomas
  • ISBN-10: 1111829993  |  ISBN-13: 9781111829995
  • 512 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2006, 1998
  • © 2013 | Published
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About

Overview

This text pairs two of archaeology's most recognized names: Robert L. Kelly and David Hurst Thomas, who together have over seventy years of experience leading excavations. The sixth edition of ARCHAEOLOGY reflects the most recent research and changes in the field, while covering core concepts in an exceptionally student-friendly fashion by using personalized examples and high-interest topics. This edition continues a tradition of combining academic rigor with an engaging writing style that has made Kelly and Thomas's ARCHAEOLOGY one of the most well-respected and best-selling texts in the discipline. The rich array of supplemental resources includes a book companion website, as well as the option to use the authors' DOING FIELDWORK: ARCHAEOLOGICAL DEMONSTRATIONS 2.0 CD-ROM.

Features and Benefits

  • Kelly and Thomas's book covers the field in a comprehensive manner, using substantive examples that present discussions of archaeological objects in context so students learn about the significance of objects and why archaeologists do what they do, rather than memorize a laundry list of facts.
  • The book's full-color design presents a fully dynamic and engaging visual presentation that enables students to clearly see the key points of every image.
  • "What Does it Mean to Me?" features address contemporary issues that are relevant to students, about which archaeology can shed light, such as climate change and human alteration of the environment.
  • In Chapter 1, the authors' coverage of archaeological contributions has been broadened to include prominent women in the field, as well as internationally known archaeologists.
  • The book's geographic coverage provides a balance of new world and old world examples, including work in the eastern United States, Central and South America, Egypt and the Near East, Madagascar, France, Australia, Micronesia, and other places that inspire classroom discussions of research projects around the world.
  • "Looking Closer" sidebars cover ancillary topics in each chapter including suggestions for equipment needed for survey and excavation, descriptions of other relevant courses, how archaeological sites get their names, and personal glimpses into fieldwork such as surveying and ethnoarchaeology.
  • The book's "Profile of An Archaeologist" and "In His/Her Own Words" boxes emphasize the diversity of today's working archaeologists and illustrate in a personalized way the varied ways in which archaeologists make a living.
  • Learning aids, including the numbered learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, bulleted summaries at the end of each chapter, and running glossaries, help students master the key concepts of this complex, fascinating discipline, while a chapter-by-chapter bibliography provides an easy way to find references and additional resources on each chapter's subjects.
  • Carefully selected full-color photographs and figures give students a visual sense of case studies and act as integrated pedagogical aids to the text.

Table of Contents

1. Meet Some Real Archaeologists.
2. The Structure of Archaeological Inquiry.
3. Doing Fieldwork: Surveying for Archaeological Sites.
4. Doing Fieldwork: Why Archaeologists Dig Square Holes.
5. Geoarchaeology and Site Formation Processes.
6. Chronology Building: How to Get a Date.
7. The Dimensions of Archaeology: Time, Space, and Form.
8. Taphonomy, Experimental Archaeology, and Ethnoarchaeology.
9. People, Plants, and Animals in the Past.
10. Bioarchaeological Approaches to the Past.
11. Reconstructing Social and Political Systems of the Past.
12. The Archaeology of the Mind.
13. Understanding Key Transitions in World Prehistory.
14. Historical Archaeology: Insights on American History.
15. Caring for the Global Cultural Heritage.
16. Archaeology's Future.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Photo Credits.
Index.

What's New

  • NEW Chapter Learning Objectives list issues and concepts and orient the student to the concepts covered in the chapter.
  • NEW End-of-chapter summary answers connect directly with the chapter learning objectives, addressing each point on the list in a brief, bulleted format that facilitates review for exams.
  • NEW References to the DOING FIELDWORK CD-ROM in the text's margins direct students to chapter-related content on this helpful tool, which shows professionals at many of the digs discussed in the text.
  • NEW Streamlined discussion of archaeological inquiry.
  • NEW Updated coverage in this edition includes discussion of such topics as remote sensing techniques in chapter, and updated discussion on molecular archaeology.
  • NEW Many photos and pieces of line art have been revised to enhance visual appeal, as well as clarify the concepts they address.

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

PowerLecture with ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1111987718 | ISBN-13: 9781111987718)

A complete all-in-one reference for instructors, the PowerLecture CD contains Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides of images from the text, zoomable art, image library, PowerPoint® lecture slides that outline the main points of each chapter, Microsoft® Word files of the Test Bank and Instructor's Manual, and ExamView® testing software that allows instructors to create, deliver, and customize tests and study guides (both print and online) in minutes.

Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1111940762 | ISBN-13: 9781111940768)

The downloadable Instructor's Manual offers chapter outlines, learning objectives, key terms and concepts, lecture suggestions, and a list of additional readings. The test bank consists of forty to sixty test questions per chapter, including multiple-choice, true/false, and essay questions.

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Virtual Laboratories for Physical Anthropology CD-ROM, Version 4.0  (ISBN-10: 049500992X | ISBN-13: 9780495009924)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Robert L. Kelly

Robert L. Kelly began collecting arrowheads in farmers' fields when he was 10 years old. He has participated in archaeological research since 1973, when he was a sophomore in high school. He has worked on excavations in North and South America and conducted ethnographic research in Madagascar. He currently is conducting research into the archaeology of Wyoming's Bighorn and Absaroka Mountains, and Glacier National Park. A former president of the Society for American Archaeology and current editor of American Antiquity, Kelly has published over 100 articles and books, including The Foraging Spectrum: Diversity in Hunting and Gathering Societies (1995) and The Lifeways of Hunter-Gatherers (2013). Dr. Kelly has been a professor at the University of Wyoming since 1997.

David Hurst Thomas

David Hurst Thomas has served as curator of anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City since 1972. A specialist in Native American archaeology, Thomas discovered both Gatecliff Shelter (Nevada) and the lost 16th- and 17th-century Franciscan mission Santa Catalina de Guale on St. Catherine's Island, Georgia. He has led the long-term excavation of Mission San Marcos near Santa Fe (New Mexico) and recently returned to St. Catherine's Island for long-term archaeological exploration. A founding trustee of the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian since 1989, Thomas has published extensively. His works include 100 papers and 30 books -- most recently, the bestselling Skull Wars: Kennewick Man, Archaeology, and The Battle for Native American Identity. Archaeologist Thomas likes "old stuff," including his 1961 Corvette, his 130-year-old house, and the Oakland Raiders.