by Jim Grant, Sam Gorin and Neil Fleming
Publisher: Routledge (20 Sept. 2001)
Paperback: 352 pages
The Archaeology Coursebook is an unrivalled guide to students studying archaeology for the first time. Comprehensive and user-friendly, it will interest pre-university students and teachers as well as undergraduates and enthusiasts.
Written by experienced archaeologists and teachers it makes sense of the major themes and issues in archaeology and also gives students the necessary skills to prepare for their examinations in the subject. Chapters include:
• Presenting the past • Religion and ritual • Settlement • Material culture and
economics • Social archaeology • Project work • Examinations • Where next?
Specially designed to assist learning, The Archaeology Coursebook:
■ introduces the most commonly examined archaeological methods, concepts and
themes, and provides the skills necessary to understand these step by step
■ explains how to interpret the material students may meet in examinations and
how to succeed with different types of assignments and exam questions
■ supports study with case studies, key sites, key terms, tasks and skills
■ illustrates concepts and commentary with over 200 photographs and drawings
of excavation sites, methodology and processes, and tools and equipment
■ links from its own site to other key websites in archaeology.
About Author: Jim Grant is a Principal Examiner in A level Archaeology and Head of
Humanities at Cirencester College. Sam Gorin is a Principal Examiner in A level
Archaeology and Head of the School of General Studies at Newark and Sherwood
College. Neil Fleming is a Chief Examiner in A level Archaeology and upper-sixth
House Master at Christ’s Hospital, Horsham.