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Images of the Past
Images of the Past

Images of the Past, 9th Edition

ISBN10: 1266143564 | ISBN13: 9781266143564
By Gary Feinman and T. Douglas Price
© 2024

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Images of the Past is an introduction to prehistoric archaeology that aims to capture the excitement and visual splendor of archaeology, while providing insight into current research methods, interpretations, and theories in the field. The ninth edition offers a beautifully illustrated, full-color, site-by-site survey of prehistory and has been revised in accordance with both new discoveries in archeology and the interests of readers.

Chapter 1: Principles of Archaeology 
Chapter 2: The First Humans 
Chapter 3: The Hunters 
Chapter 4: The Origins of Agriculture 
Chapter 5: Native North Americans
Chapter 6: Ancient Mesoamerica 
Chapter 7: South America: The Inca and Their Predecessors 
Chapter 8: States and Empires in Asia and Africa 
Chapter 9: Prehistoric Europe 
Chapter 10: The Past as Present and Future 
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Gary Feinman

Gary Feinman is Curator of Mesoamerican Anthropology at The Field Museum in Chicago. He also is an Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at both the University of Illinois–Chicago and Northwestern University. Feinman’s current research, which he directs with Linda Nicholas, is focused on understanding the economy and daily life at the time of the Monte Albán state in the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico, primarily through excavations at the site of El Palmillo. He also is involved in a regional settlement pattern project in eastern Shandong Province, China, with colleagues from The Field Museum and Shandong University. Feinman is the author of various books and articles and has conducted field researching the North American Southwest. He has taught postgraduate classes in Mexico and China. In addition to archaeology, Feinman enjoys sports, hiking, time with family and friends, travel, and communicating about science and archaeology to the public through diverse media and means.

T. Douglas Price

Doug Price is Weinstein Professor of European Archaeology and Director of the Laboratory for Archaeological Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he has been on the faculty for more than 35 years. He was also 6th Century Chair in Archaeological Science at the University of Aberdeen for several years beforehis retirement. He is currently Honorary Professor in the Department of Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. His research has involved substantial fieldwork on the beginnings of agriculture in southern Scandinavia and laboratory studies using strontium isotopes to study prehistoric human mobility. He has been involved in fieldwork in Denmark, Ireland, Wisconsin, Michigan, the Netherlands, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Israel, and New Mexico. He likes archaeology, most children, cooking, college football. He doesn't like lengthy, self-promoting descriptions by a book's author.


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