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January 2018
Thames & Hudson

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Principles of Archaeology

(Second Edition)
T. Douglas Price
Kelly J. Knudson

Methods can be difficult to teach in the classroom, with many instructors struggling to devise practical ways to help students understand how archaeologists work. "Principles of Archaeology" makes its mark by helping students learn by doing archaeological projects, by clear chapter-by-chapter coverage of each archaeological method, and through videos that explore different aspects of archaeological practice, including scientific concepts and ethical considerations.

Now in its second edition, "Principles of Archaeology" has been thoroughly updated, with particular emphasis on making the student archaeological projects more accessible and the e-media more engaging. 


Kelly Knudson is a professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change and the director of its Center for Bioarchaeological Research. Her research focuses on political integration and the intersections of different social identities in the pre-Columbian Andes of Bolivia, Peru and Chile.