There are countless Archaeology courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
- Archaeology (2016)
- Archaeology Essentials: Theories, Methods, and Practice (Fourth Edition) (2018)
- Evil Archaeology: Demons, Possessions, and Sinister Relics (2019)
- Archaeology: Original Readings in Method and Practice (2001)
- Greek Art and Archaeology (2007)
- Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice (Seventh Edition) (2016)
- Spooky Archaeology: Myth and the Science of the Past (2019)
- Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East (2nd Edition) (2000)
- Essentials of Physical Anthropology: Discovering Our Origins (2012)
- Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice (Sixth Edition) (2012)
- Peoples and Cultures of Asia (2005)
- Greek Art and Archaeology: A New History, c. 2500-c. 150 BCE (2011)
- Archaeology Essentials: Theories, Methods, and Practice (Third Edition) (2015)
The seventh edition of ARCHAEOLOGY reflects the most recent research and changes in the field, while making core concepts easy to understand through an engaging writing style, personalized examples, and high-interest topics. This text pairs two of archaeology’s most recognized names, Robert L. Kelly and David Hurst Thomas, who together have over 75 years of experience leading excavations.
Archaeology Essentials: Theories, Methods, and Practice (Fourth Edition) (2018)
Archaeology for today’s student Retaining its hallmark concision and authoritative presentation of the most recent breakthrough discoveries, methods, and interpretations, the Fourth Edition sets a new standard for learning support.
Evil Archaeology: Demons, Possessions, and Sinister Relics (2019)
Demons, jinn, possession, sinister artifacts, and gruesome archaeological discoveries haunt the pages of the new book by Dr. Heather Lynn. Evil Archaeology investigates the archaeological record for artifacts and evidence of evil entities, revealing how demons from the ancient world may be dwelling among us.
Archaeology: Original Readings in Method and Practice (2001)
Written by some of the top archaeologists in the country, this collection of 25 articles covers the entire range of archaeological methods as well as issues and controversies in contemporary archaeology. Illustrates through case studies how archaeologists put methods into practice to solve problems. Explores how ideas were formed and research conducted along with the people behind the process of archaeological discovery.
Greek Art and Archaeology (2007)
Extensively illustrated and clearly written, this book examines the major categories of Greek architecture, sculpture, vasepainting, wallpainting, and metalwork in a historical, social, and archaeological context. It blends factual information with stimulating interpretation and juxtaposes long-standing notions with the latest archaeological discoveries and hypotheses.
Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice (Seventh Edition) (2016)
The best-selling archaeology textbook in the world, revised and updated, and now in its seventh edition Since its first edition, Renfrew and Bahn’s Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice has been the leading academic source on what archaeologists do and how they do it. This indispensable book is a comprehensive introduction to archaeology in the field, the laboratory, and the library.
Spooky Archaeology: Myth and the Science of the Past (2019)
Outside of scientific journals, archaeologists are depicted as searching for lost cities and mystical artifacts in news reports, television, video games, and movies like Indiana Jones or The Mummy. This fantastical image has little to do with day-to-day science, yet it is deeply connected to why people are fascinated by the ancient past. By exploring the development of archaeology, this book helps us understand what archaeology is and why it matters.In Spooky Archaeology author Jeb J.
Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East (2nd Edition) (2000)
This book provides readers with a topical, social-anthropological introduction to the Middle East. It synthesizes historical, ethnographic, and socioeconomic data within a social science framework., and places in proper context the region’s distinctive “way of life” —which has always been at the crossroads of cultures and civilizations.
Essentials of Physical Anthropology: Discovering Our Origins (2012)
The big picture of physical anthropology.Essentials of Physical Anthropology, Second Edition, uses smart pedagogy and engaging visual tools to help students focus on the most important themes of physical anthropology.
Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice (Sixth Edition) (2012)
The most authoritative and up-to-date archaeology textbook, revised and updated, and now in full color. Since its first edition, Renfrew and Bahn’s Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice has been the leading academic source on what archaeologists do and how they do it.
Peoples and Cultures of Asia (2005)
This textbook is the only single book available at this time to highlight the importance of this region of the world. Each chapter in the book is written by anthropologists who have done ethnographic research in each country discussed. Chapters include material on the geography, prehistory, languages, demography, history, and discussions of the contemporary economy, family, gender, ethnic, political, and religious developments in these various countries.
Greek Art and Archaeology: A New History, c. 2500-c. 150 BCE (2011)
A richly illustrated, authoritative, and accessible new survey that combines a clear chronological narrative with a fresh and up-to-date account of Greek art and archaeology.Greek Art and Archeology, by Richard T. Neer, is the only comprehensive survey that reflects current scholarly approaches and new ways of looking at both art history and archaeology.
Archaeology Essentials: Theories, Methods, and Practice (Third Edition) (2015)
The concise version of the bestselling introduction to archaeology, updated and in full colorArchaeology Essentials, already the most authoritative and accessible introduction on the market, has been updated with new discoveries, new technological innovations, revised pedagogical features, and improved illustrations. Written for today’s students, Archaeology Essentials is rigorous without being over-technical and thorough without being overwhelming.
Best Archaeology Books Worth Your Attention
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A companion to archaeology
Author(s): J L Bintliff
ID: 914404, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Year: , Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf
Orpheus and Greek religion : a study of the Orphic movement
Author(s): W K C Guthrie
ID: 876376, Publisher: Methuen , Year: , Size: 16 Mb, Format: pdf
Before the Pyramids: Cracking Archaeology’s Greatest Mystery
Author(s): Christopher Knight, Alan Butler
ID: 2307247, Publisher: Watkins Publishing, Year: 4 March 2014, Size: 984 Kb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.