This up-to-date, brief exploration of the field of archaeology pairs two of archaeology's most recognized names - Robert L. Kelly of the University of Wyoming and David Hurst Thomas of the American Museum of Natural History. With their passionate, down-to-earth writing style, the authors emphasize doing fieldwork and truly engage students by offering many extended, personalized examples throughout the text. Well-chosen examples from other sites around the world show how archaeologists have worked through actual problems in the field and in the lab. New 'What Does It Mean to Me?' boxes address issues about archaeology that relate to student's lives and demonstrate the value of understanding the past as well as the practical applications of archaeology today. This fourth edition is enhanced with more photos and line art, including time charts to better engage students and help them learn the material. A rich array of supplemental resources now includes the new PowerLecture CD-ROM with PowerPoint, Google Earth links, and Join-in quiz questions as well as the companion website. Instructors have the option to use the CD-ROM, "Doing Fieldwork: Archaeological Demonstrations, Version 2.0
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