Encyclopedia of Archaeology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123739624
  • ISBN-13: 9780123739629
  • DDC: 930.103
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2382 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

Encompasses all aspects of archaeology, including the nature and diversity of archaeology as a scientific discipline, the practice of archaeology, archaeology in the everyday world, and the future of the discipline. Highlights important sites and issues, and traces the development of prehistoric cultures around the globe.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Contents by Subject Area.
Foreword.
Introduction.
Editor-In-Chief.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Contributors.
Guide to Use of the Encyclopedia.
1: Africa, Central.
2: Foragers, Farmers, and Metallurgists.
3: Great Lakes Area.
4: Sudan, Nilotic.
5: Zimbabwe Plateau and Surrounding Areas.
6: Africa, East.
7: Ethiopia and Eritrea.
8: Foragers.
9: Madagascar and Surrounding Islands.
10: Swahili Coast.
11: The Horn of Africa.
12: Africa, Historical Archaeology.
13: Africa, North.
14: Egypt, Pharaonic.
15: Egypt, Pre-Pharaonic.
16: Nubia.
17: Sahara, Eastern.
18: Sahara, West and Central.
19: Africa, South.
20: Herders, Farmers, and Metallurgists of South Africa.
21: Interaction of Farmers, Herders, and Foragers.
22: Kalahari Margins.
23: Late Holocene Foragers.
24: Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene Foragers.
25: Africa, West.
26: Early Holocene Foragers.
27: Herders, Farmers, and Crafts Specialists.
28: Villages, Cities, and States.
29: Agency.
30: Agricultural Fields, Identification and Study.
31: Agriculture.
32: Biological Impact on Populations.
33: Social Consequences.
34: Americas, Caribbean.
35: The Greater Antilles and Bahamas.
36: The Lesser Antilles.
37: Americas, Central.
38: Classic Period of Mesoamerica, the Maya.
39: Early Cultures of Middle America.
40: Historical Archaeology in Mexico.
41: Lower Central America.
42: Postclassic Cultures of Mesoamerica.
43: The Olmec and Their Contemporaries.
44: Americas, North.
45: American Southwest, Four Corners Region.
46: Arctic and Circumpolar Regions.
47: California and the Sierra Nevada.
48: Eastern Woodlands.
49: Great Basin.
50: Historical Archaeology in the United States.
51: Plains.
52: Plantation Archaeology.
53: Rocky Mountains.
54: Sub-arctic.
55: Americas, South.
56: Amazon Basin.
57: Early Cultures of the Central Andes.
58: Early Villages.
59: Historical Archaeology.
60: Inca Archaeology.
61: Inca Ethnohistory.
62: Northern South America.
63: Southern Cone.
64: Amino Acid Racemization Dating.
65: Animal Domestication.
66: Anthropological Archaeology.
67: Antiquities and Cultural Heritage Legislation.
68: Archaeoastronomy.
69: Archaeology Laboratory, Overview.
70: Archaeology Today.
71: Archaeometry.
72: Archaeoparasitology.
73: Archaeoloology.
74: Artifacts, Overview.
75: Asia, Central and North, Steppes, Deserts, and Forests.
76: Asia Central Steppes.
77: Asia, East.
78: China, Neolithic Cultures.
79: China, Paleolithic Cultures.
80: Chinese Civilization.
81: Early Holocene Foragers.
82: Historical Archaeology.
83: Japanese Archipelago, Paleolithic Cultures.
84: Japanese Archipelago, Prehistoric Hunter-Fisher-Gatherers.
85: Asia, Northeast, Early States and Civilizations.
86: Asia, South.
87: Baluchistan and the Borderlands.
88: Buddhist Archaeology.
89: Ganges Valley.
90: India, Deccan and Central Plateau.
91: India, Paleolithic Cultures of the South.
92: Indus Civilization.
93: Kashmir and the Northwest Frontier.
94: Megaliths.
95: Neolithic Cultures.
96: Paleolithic Cultures.
97: Sri Lanka.
98: Asia, Southeast.
99: Early States and Civilizations.
100: Pre-Agricultural Peoples.
101: Asia, West.
102: Achaemenian, Parthian, and Sasanian Persian Civilizations.
103: Arabian Peninsula.
104: Archaeology of the Near East: The Levant.
105: Mesolithic Cultures.
106: Mesopotamia, Sumer, and Akkad.
107: Palaeolithic Cultures.
108: Phoenicia.
109: Roman Eastern Colonies.
110: Southern Levant, Bronze Age Metal Production and Utilization.
111: Southern Levant, Chalcolithic Cultures.
112: Turkey, Paleolithic Cultures.