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GEB2003 New Perspectives from Archaeology on the World: Home

Course Description

In the course, we consider how we know what we think we know about ancient civilizations and cultures through observing the archaeological remains and discussing the meanings of archaeological remains in our contemporary societies. Not merely does the course introduce and examine the ancient culture in Shenzhen and Hong Kong from south China and southeast Asia’s perspectives, but also pay close attention to recognise archaeology—from “archaeology” presented by media to archaeology as a scientific discipline; from archaeological work process to archaeological research—and further to critically evaluate claims made about the past and understand how the past is used for modern and social agendas.

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CC165.B27 R46 2015


Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice

This book is a comprehensive introduction to archaeological method and theory. Part One begins with a chapter on the history of archaeology, an overview of how the discipline has grown and developed. Part One also examines the subject matter of archaeology; archaeological prospection, survey, and excavation; and the procedures of absolute dating. Part Two discusses social archaeology; environmental archaeology; subsistence and diet; technology; trade and exchange; cognitive archaeology, art, and religion; the bioarchaeology of people; explanation in archaeology. Part Three shows provides five case studies, and looks at the question of who owns the past and management of the heritage as well as careers in archaeology.

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