Sorry for the late reply; I find these books a good intro on the first
Scarre, The Human Past: World Prehistory and the Development of Human
(Go for the 2010 edition, as the previous one had some spelling mistakes)
Colin Renfrew, Paul G. Bahn, Peter Bahn, Archaeology: theories, methods
( A new 2012 edition is on the way)
However, they can seem too overwhelming to young students, so you need
to go through them first and draw the students' attention to specific
pages and chapters.
If you would like to add some reading fun for younger students, have a
look at this!
Horrible History books: Angry Aztecs
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>Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 12:53:12 +0100
>From: Oliver Lister <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Book recommendations
>Does anybody have any recommendations for books on the following subjects:
>The Near East (the first farmers; emergence of states)
>The Bronze Age in the mediterranean
>The target audience is A-level students with no prior knowledge - any
>introductory works aimed at around this level or undergraduate would
>be suitable. I have a little money to spend on resources and thought
>I'd buy one or two texts for students to carry out some wider reading.
>Thanks in advance for any recommendations,
>Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 22:04:26 +0100
>From: Charlie Stokes <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Re: Book recommendations
>SF McCarter's 'Neolithic' is quite a nice, simple introduction for the emergence of farming, esp the chapter on theories as to why farming arose.
>Depending upon what you want to know about the Bronze Age, I'd suggest having a look at the reading list for OCR's Archaeology of Mycenae module for A level Classical civilisation, eg L Schofield 'The Mycenaeans' or Wardle and Wardle 'Cities of Legend: The Mycenaean World'
Anastasia Tsaliki PhD
Biological - Funerary Archaeology, Anthropology & Palaeopathology
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