Archaeology: Down to Earth by David Hurst Thomas, Robert L. Kelly

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This new short version pairs of archaeology's so much well-known names -- David Hurst Thomas of the yankee Museum of usual heritage and Robert L. Kelly of the college of Wyoming. Their well-chosen examples exhibit how archaeologists have labored via real difficulties within the box and within the lab. After utilizing this publication, readers should be larger in a position to ask questions, resolve difficulties, and determine "truth" from "fiction." they are going to know about the character of archaeological information and the way archaeologists do things like archaeological survey and excavation. in addition they will boost their feel of clinical good judgment and achieve a greater knowing of occupation possibilities to be had to archaeologists. This edition's stronger full-color layout improves the visible presentation and allows clients to extra truly see the main issues of a picture. A wealthy array of supplemental assets encompasses a new significant other site, in addition to the choice to exploit the Doing Fieldwork: Archaeological Demonstrations CD-ROM, model 2.0, additionally built via the authors. to be had with InfoTrac scholar Collections

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In only three years, Belzoni “recovered” numerous statues, mummies, and carvings. He was the first European to enter the temple at Abu Simbel, and the first European to enter the pyramids on the Giza plateau outside Cairo. He removed the 6-ton granite obelisk from Philae, and discovered five tombs in the Valley of the Kings (where 100 years later the tomb of King Tutankhamen would be found). ” Looters from various countries vied for the spoils (the French took the obelisk from Belzoni at gunpoint).

She was among the first American anthropologists to enter the former Soviet Union, as well as the People’s Republic of China. This vignette exposes some of archaeology’s dirty laundry. The many women involved in the earliest days of archaeology faced a difficult time and hard decisions because women were often considered unsuited for the rigors of archaeology. Some, such as Caton-Thompson, sacrificed marriage and family. Marie Wormington once had to sit in the corridor because, as a woman, she was prohibited from entering the lecture hall at Harvard.

Studying glass trade beads, she eventually demonstrated that the site had been inhabited in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries— far too late for its alleged biblical associations. She also found that the pottery and other implements, as well as the architecture, were little different from those of later known African peoples. By thinking from things, CatonThompson concluded that Great Zimbabwe was African in origin. She took considerable flak for this conclusion because it did not support colonial rule of southern Africa.

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