Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice by Colin Renfrew (PDF)



Ebook Info

  • Published: 2016
  • Number of pages: 672 pages
  • Format: PDF
  • File Size: 78.70 MB
  • Authors: Colin Renfrew


The best-selling archaeology textbook in the world, revised and updated, and now in its seventh edition Since its first edition, Renfrew and Bahn’s Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice has been the leading academic source on what archaeologists do and how they do it. This indispensable book is a comprehensive introduction to archaeology in the field, the laboratory, and the library. Archaeology is organized around the key questions that archaeologists ask about the past and details the practical and theoretical ways in which answers to those questions are sought. The seventh edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include the newest developments in the subject and the latest discoveries, and is newly designed with additional box features and extensive drawings, charts, and photographs, all in full color. 750+ illustrations

User’s Reviews

Editorial Reviews: About the Author Colin Renfrew is Disney Professor Emeritus of Archaeology and former Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge. He is the author and editor of many books, including Before Civilization, Archaeology and Language, and Prehistory and coeditor (with Paul Bahn) of The Cambridge World Prehistory. He is a fellow of the British Academy and a life peer in the House of Lords.Paul Bahn is co-author of Thames & Hudson’s hugely influential and bestselling textbook Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice, and has also published a variety of popular books, including Easter Island: Earth Island (with John Flenley), Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age (with Adrian Lister), and Images of the Ice Age, widely regarded as the standard introduction to cave art.

Reviews from Amazon users which were colected at the time this book was published on the website:

⭐I may be a bit biased as an anthropology minor when I say this book is beautifully written. I am amazed at how the author managed to convey such a large volume of information in an articulate and attention sustaining manner. Here are a couple takes thereof:1. There is a LOT of information in this text.2. The language is not esoteric, and concepts are very detailed and drawn from numerous examples (in other words: a great introductory text, but get the highlighter ready!).3. Chapters are very well organized. Most chapters have five or more “box features” that apply recently learned knowledge to actual archaeological sites and endeavors.4. This text manages to integrate archaeology very well into its sister anthropology disciplines all the while never losing its titular focus. The student will develop admiration for anthropology as a whole and the entirety of the human condition.5. This text can possibly be read in any order. The text references itself quite often, possibly reflecting the integral nature of the discipline.All the above being said, I unfortunately must NOT recommend the .azw format (modern Amazon Kindle format). As seen in the attached screenshots, many of the images are indecipherable across all Kindle platforms (PC, Android, and iOS). And I am not lightly using the word “many” either. In a text where many concepts require accompanied images to assist the student, this alone definitely justifies my rating. The visual aides play a vital role in this text, and the lack thereof negatively impacted my educational experience. Compounding the dilemma is the inflated textbook price, where one would expect such flaws to be remedied in the editorial stage of publishing.TL;DR? Great intro to archaeology, but AVOID THE KINDLE VERSION AT ALL COSTS!

⭐It is a used book but there is next to no wear on the book. I will return to this seller first to see if they have what I need.

⭐This has to be one of the heaviest books I have ever ordered, it weighs in at over 5 pounds! But it is well worth the heavy lifting, as it is the most detailed introduction to archaeology the I have ever read! This is not only a great learning tool for those just starting their education in archaeology, but is also a great resource for those of us ready to start our careers in the archaeology field!

⭐I have purchased this edition and several proceeding it, and have found each to be a model of clarity, breadth, depth, and presentation, and each new edition improves substantively on its predecessor. The end-of-chapter bibliographies, as well as detailed notes and bibliography at the end of the book are invaluable guides to additional relevant sources of information. I am not an archaeologist, nor student, but rather a lay reader fascinated with all aspects of archaeology. You cannot go buying and reading this book.

⭐No issues with the book whatsoever. Delivered on time and was able to use it for my class. I really liked the book.

⭐I had bought this book for an introductory Archaeology class. To my surprise, this was an excellent book, having been written with such care and attention to detail to keep any reader captivated and eager to learn more. The illustrations are top notch and help to flesh out the information presented. This literature is sure to help anyone wanting to learn more about archaeology, or anyone who wants to understand how we uncover the past.

⭐Perfect history reference. Beautiful full color book with updated investigations.

⭐I am an archaeology enthusiast, I have no formal training.If this isn’t a book being used in classes, I like that it reads like one. The depth and breadth of knowledge, well, it completes me.

⭐Important resource and reference textbook for archeology undergraduate students. Brilliant coverage of essential topics. Recommended reading for university students in all areas of archeology.

⭐Bought this for son’s new degree course in archaeology and read it while he was home for Christmas, as you do!….I can understand why its the ‘go to’ book for new and experienced alike. Concise, informative and readable…..and enjoyable! Certainly worth the money and up to date.

⭐Great primer, easy to read, well laid out

⭐What an interesting book. Bought it for someone else, but if anyone feels like getting me a copy, my answer will be yes!

⭐Excellent reference book. Very well written and highly recommend if you have an interest in archaeology.


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