States Academic Press
History and Archaeology - Archaeology
The branch of social science and humanities that deals with the study of the material remains of past human life and activities is known as archaeology. It involves the study of prehistory and history of humans. The study includes human artifacts, architecture, bio facts, cultural landscapes and man-made objects that are buried or thrown away. The field involves remote sensing, field survey, excavation and the analysis of the collected data. It is an umbrella science comprising of anthropology, history, geography, geology, culture studies and paleontology. Archaeology is consistently contributing to the growth of other disciplines ranging from understanding the past life and activities to understanding the cultural history of the society. This book provides comprehensive insights into the field of archaeology. It has been compiled in such a manner, that it will provide an in-depth knowledge about the theory and practice of recent progress in archaeology. Those in search of information to further their knowledge will be greatly assisted by this book.