Archaeology ( Free PDF )


  • List of images
  • Introduction
  • Origin and development of mining
  • Date of creation
  • Technology
  • How did people live?
  • What did people think?
  • Living with Society
  • How and why did things change?
  • Minorities and student associations
  • Telling the past to the public
  • The future is the past
  • Continue reading
  • Phone book


Forty years ago, Vere Gordon Childe, one of the greatest figures in the history of the first half of this century, published a book entitled A Brief Introduction to Archaeology. This volume bears no resemblance to the previous volume, except for brief information.

In fact, this booklet is intended only to satisfy the desire to offer some suggestions regarding archaeology in the hope that the reader will be encouraged to delve more deeply into the rich literature, research or study of archaeology or, in the case of students, to make decisions. pursuing it as a study You won’t be able to find a job after this course, or even after getting a PhD; but these days, when even a ‘safe’ bank like no longer guarantees a job for life, you can have fun while you can and – as the late Glyn Daniel often emphasized – archeology is nothing but fun. Sure, you may have to translate and research a bunch of worlds, memorize boring dates, wrap your tongue around meaningless jargon, and try to fight against theoretical Sumo fighters, but you’ll also be transported into the world of art. and prints, temples and tools, tombs and treasures, lost cities and mystical texts, mummies and mummies. . . While such things are disdained or dismissed by purists as spurious and unrepresentative of modern archaeological history, there are few who do not turn to it for something interesting or surprising.

If you ask educated citizens in any country in the world to name a living miner, probably none of them will be able to find another example than Indiana Jones. That’s the power of Hollywood, and that’s the lack of familiarity with the past. The great people of the past are gone – we may never see them again – but an army of humble and dedicated professionals and enthusiasts are working hard around the world to try to understand the past. You can join them too; This book can help you decide if you are right for this job. If you want to become a professional, there are three paths: taking a university course in archaeology, taking heritage research courses, or working first in the region or in cultural resource management (in the US) to gain practical experience. You may never be a great explorer, but if you can’t do something right, learn to enjoy doing it wrong.

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