There are two books that we will be using in this course. The first book provides the spine of the course. It presents the organized framework of archaeological method that we will explore. The second book provides specific cases with more depth. Here we will see real research starting with questions and problems organizing messy real data, and reaching the best interpretations and understandings available at this moment.

Ashmore, Wendy and Robert Sharer

Discovering our Past


Peregrine, Peter, Carol Ember and Melvin Ember

Archaeology: Original Readings in Method and Theory

Prentice Hall

All books are available in paperback editions.