Milestones in Archaeology: A Chronological Encyclopedia Publisher: ABC-CLIO | ISBN: 1851096450 | edition 2007 | PDF | 682 pages | 12,8 mb
The history of archaeology leads from the musty collections of dilettante antiquarians to high-tech science. The book identifies three major developmental periods—Birth of Archaeology (16th–18th centuries), Archaeology of Origins and Empires (19th century), and World Archaeology (20th century). An introductory essay acquaints the reader with the essence of the science for each period. The short entries comprising the balance of the book expand on the themes introduced in the essays.
Hershel Shanks, "Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Reader from the Biblical Archaeology Review" Publisher: Random House | 1992-08-04 | 376 Pages | ISBN: 0679414487 | PDF | 19.25 MB
An authoritative volume on the Dead Sea Scrolls, their history, and their teachings. This book recounts not only the recent controversy regarding access to the secret scrolls, but also describes their contents and significance for understanding early Christianity and rabbinic Judaism. The articles are drawn fr om the Biblical Archaeology Review and Bible Review. Photographs.
Anthropological Archaeology Publisher: Columbia University Press | ISBN: 0231056621 | edition 1984 | CHM | 455 pages | 2,48 mb
Archaeology is fascinating because it explores the foundations of human development. In fact it is the only social science that explores human behavior primarily through the material culture of social groups. Anthropological Archaeology introduces the reader to some of the problems that stimulate anthropological research in archaeology and to the concepts, language, and techniques used by archaeologists in conducting that research.