ABSTRACT

Originally published in 1956, this concise book brought together wisdom from V. Gordon Childe based upon 10 years of his lectures on the principles of archaeological classification, terminology and interpretive concepts. It examines meanings of technical terms and methodologies used in prehistoric archaeology, for those new to the area.

chapter 1|16 pages

WHAT IS ARCHAEOLOGY ABOUT?

chapter 2|13 pages

HOW YOUNG IS ARCHAEOLOGY?

chapter 3|9 pages

WHAT IS ‘THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL RECORD’?

chapter 4|18 pages

WHAT WAS IT FOR?

chapter 5|27 pages

WHEN WAS IT MADE?

chapter 6|27 pages

HOW LONG AGO DID THAT HAPPEN?

chapter 7|24 pages

WHO DID IT?

chapter 8|24 pages

WHAT HAPPENS IN PREHISTORY?

chapter 9|14 pages

WHAT IS THE GOOD OF ARCHAEOLOGY?