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The Resource Encyclopedia of archaeology, Deborah M. Pearsall, editor-in-chief, (electronic resource)

Encyclopedia of archaeology, Deborah M. Pearsall, editor-in-chief, (electronic resource)

Label
Encyclopedia of archaeology
Title
Encyclopedia of archaeology
Statement of responsibility
Deborah M. Pearsall, editor-in-chief
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Archaeology is a subject that fascinates us. From Egyptian tombs to a frozen Alpine wayfarer, from cities buried under volcanic ash to stone arrow heads turned up by the plow, archaeology is in the news and in our backyards. It is paradoxical that a subject that so easily captures the imagination is so difficult for the serious layman to access. Superficial media treatments and picture-book atlases and site guides on the one hand, jargon-heavy scholarly books and narrowly focused articles on the other-there are few ways to learn about the real world of archaeology outside the college classroom or the dig site. The Encyclopedia of Archaeology changes this, in making all aspects of archaeology accessible to a broad audience of the general scientific community, educators, students, and avocational archaeologists. Professional archaeologists and anthropologists will also find the encyclopedia a ready source of up-to-date information on specialities outside their own expertise. The Encyclopedia of Archaeology encompasses all aspects of archaeology, including the nature and diversity of archaeology as a scientific discipline, the practice of archaeology, archaeology in the everyday world, and the future of the discipline. Featured in the Encyclopedia of Archaeology are articles by leading authors that summarize archaeological knowledge at the beginning the 21st century, highlighting important sites and issues, and tracing the development of prehistoric cultures around the globe. No existing work provides the breadth and depth of coverage as the Encyclopedia of Archaeology
Additional physical form
Also available in print version.
Cataloging source
CaBNVSL
Dewey number
930.103
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
CC70
LC item number
.E54 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pearsall, Deborah M
  • Credo Reference (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Archaeology
  • Antiquities
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
Label
Encyclopedia of archaeology, Deborah M. Pearsall, editor-in-chief, (electronic resource)
Link
http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/estarch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Control code
9781849725224
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (318 entries)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781849725224
Isbn Type
(online)
Other physical details
2705 images, digital files.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)714030453
  • (CaBNVSL)slc00226550
  • (Credo)estarch2008
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Encyclopedia of archaeology, Deborah M. Pearsall, editor-in-chief, (electronic resource)
Link
http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/estarch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Control code
9781849725224
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (318 entries)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781849725224
Isbn Type
(online)
Other physical details
2705 images, digital files.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)714030453
  • (CaBNVSL)slc00226550
  • (Credo)estarch2008
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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