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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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考古学:理论、方法与实践

CC165.B27 R46 2015

本书分三部分介绍了考古学的理论、方法与实践。第一编“考古学的框架”首先回顾了考古学史,然后对考古证据、考古遗址和断代等课题进行了探索。第二编“发现人类经验的多样性”涉及社会考古学、环境考古学、认知考古学、生物考古学,调查了早期社群的食谱、工艺技术、贸易等等。第三编“考古的世界”展示了五个个案研究,分别来自墨西哥南部、美国南部的佛罗里达、澳大利亚南部、泰国及英格兰的约克市,通过考古学的实践探索考古学的过去与未来。

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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