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By Colin Renfrew

The such a lot authoritative and up to date archaeology textbook, revised and up-to-date, and now in complete color.

Since its first version, Renfrew and Bahn’s Archaeology: Theories, equipment, and Practice has been the major educational resource on what archaeologists do and the way they do it. This essential source is a complete creation to archaeology’s theories, tools, and practices within the box, the laboratory, and the library.

Archaeology is equipped round the key questions that archaeologists ask concerning the earlier and information the theories and techniques used to reply to these questions, from technical how to theoretical methods. The 6th version has been completely revised and up-to-date to incorporate the most recent advancements within the box and contours an enticing new full-color layout with extra field positive factors, vast drawings, charts, and photographs.

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At Powell’s request he spent five years studying the “paleolith” question. He collected innumerable specimens and proved that they were not Stone Age tools at all but simply “the refuse of Indian implement making” from recent times. He even manufactured identical “paleoliths” himself. Abbott, Putnam, and Wilson Putnam mistakenly compared prehistoric stone axes from France (left) with Charles Abbott’s “paleoliths” (right), which Holmes subsequently proved to be of recent date. had been deceived into making false comparisons with the French stone tools by superficial similarities.

Among the wellknown archaeologists are Winifred Lamb (1894–1963), the excavator of Thermi in Lesbos (contemporary with early Troy); Hetty Goldman (1881–1972), excavator of Early Bronze Age Eutresis; and Virginia Grace (1901–1994), a world authority on the Roman amphora trade. None of these married. It is clear that the women scholars who did marry, and thus ended their professional careers – such as Vivian Wade-Gery (1897– 1988) or Josephine Shear (1901–1967) – were just as brilliant academically.

She published extensively on the technology of New World pottery, and wrote a standard work, Ceramics for the Archaeologist. She carried out most of her work in a laboratory at home, in relative isolation, rarely going into the field, but nevertheless carved out a unique niche for herself in the profession. Kathleen Kenyon (1906–1978) A formidable British archaeologist, daughter of a director of the British Museum, Kenyon trained on Roman sites in Britain under Mortimer Wheeler (see box, p. 34), and adopted his method, with its close control over stratigraphy.

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