From Concepts of the Past to Practical Strategies: The Teaching of Archaeological Field Techniques

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Peter Ucko, Qin Ling and Jane Hubert, eds

ISBN 9781872843704

From Concepts of the Past to Practical Strategies: The Teaching of Archaeological Field Techniques offers a comparative assessment of how archaeological field techniques are taught to university students in many different parts of the world. At the latest update in late 2017,  it is still the first book of its kind to undertake such a study.

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From Concepts of the Past to Practical Strategies: The Teaching of Archaeological Field Techniques, edited by Peter Ucko, Qin Ling and Jane Hubert, is the first book to undertake a comparative assessment of how archaeological field techniques are taught to university students in many different parts of the world.

Contributors to the volume include J  O  Aleru, Brigitte Cech, Sarah Colley, Rafael Cruz Antillón, Caleb Adebayo Folorunso, Dorian Q Fuller, Luan Fengshi, Marta Luciani, Arkadiusz Marciniak, Timothy D Maxwell, Gustav Milne, Surapol Natapintu, Mike Parker Pearson, Dominic Perring, Innocent Pikirayi, Qin Ling, Stephen Shennan, B J Tubosun, Peter Ucko, Wang Tao, Gamini Wijesuriya, Seonbok Yi, Zhang Chi, Zhao Hui,  and Zhao Zhijun

Although several manuals on fieldwork techniques exist, and although most definitions of archaeology would specify excavation and fieldwork as the core of archaeological enquiry, this book claims to be the first to undertake a comparative assessment of how such techniques are taught to university students in many different parts of the world.

The book follows from a three-day international conference held by the International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology (ICCHA) in Beijing in 2006. The contributors, who come from many parts of the world—Africa, Australia, India, Southeast Asia, South and North America and Europe—present strong arguments on the core theme, concepts of the past, and describe fieldwork practices and teaching in their own countries.  This is a ground-breaking work both in its theoretical breadth and range of practical information.  It will be invaluable to students and teachers of archaeology and heritage management, educationalists and historians.

Contributors: J  O  Aleru, Brigitte Cech, Sarah Colley, Rafael Cruz Antillón, Caleb Adebayo Folorunso, Dorian Q Fuller, Luan Fengshi, Marta Luciani, Arkadiusz Marciniak, Timothy D Maxwell, Gustav Milne, Surapol Natapintu, Mike Parker Pearson, Dominic Perring, Innocent Pikirayi, Qin Ling, Stephen Shennan, B J Tubosun, Peter Ucko, Wang Tao, Gamini Wijesuriya, Seonbok Yi, Zhang Chi, Zhao Hui,  and Zhao Zhijun

Additional Bibliographical and Technical Information
Publisher, Year and Edition London: Saffron Books, 2007, First Edition
ISBN-13 / ISBN-10 9781872843704 / 1872843700
Pages 352
Illustrations, Colour & B&W 93
Binding and Size h x w mm Hard cover, 240mm(h) x 162mm
Spine 22mm
Shipping Weight [grams] 1100

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