Death by theory a tale of mystery and archaeological theory and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Death by theory is not great literature and not really that great of a mystery but thats ok because it does one important thing very very well it presents archaeological and anthropological theory in a totally non threatening way and in a way that a beginning or forgetful student is likely to remember. A european neolithic burial a large stone venus nothing unusual about it except that it was found on an island in the pacific northwest archaeologist hannah green and her shovelbum nephew find themselves in a tangled web of competing interests avaricious land owners hungry media and a cult of goddess worshippers while investigating one of the finds of the century. Well the mystery isnt too gripping but the archaeological theory is presented in an interesting way if i were teaching an undergrad archaeology course i might assign this book as a relatively painless way for students to understand some of the history and development of modern theoretical approaches in archaeology. The authors droll humor helps incorporate theory within many other aspects of archaeology crm field methods the public even issues of professionalism having taught archaeological theory for many years i appreciate the revised edition which is nicely updated to include more illustrations concepts such as agency and new references and
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