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Discovering Our Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology

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A brief, inexpensive introduction to the techniques, methods, and theoretical frameworks of contemporary archaeology. Derived from the authors' Archaeology: Discovering Our Past, this book follows the same organizing principle but in less detail. ...more
Paperback, Third Edition, 288 pages
Published 2000 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (first published September 1988)
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Rusty del Norte
Apr 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Discovering our Past, by Wendy Ashmore, is a book about exploring the field of archaeology. This book is not intended to be a survey of past discoveries & important people (though there there is some of that). Bbut instead a book explaining how this field works both on the site & off.

The first part deals with the outline of the field. Time frames, methods, & schools of thought are described for the reader. It lays the foundation. The middle section has to deal more with what is on the ground. Te
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