A Bit Boring in Places, But it Gets Better

Archaeology Essentials: Theories, Methods and Practice - Colin Renfrew, Paul G. Bahn

The first couple chapters are very dry. They're all about the history of archaeology and the environments that preserve artifacts best. Once you get into the rest of the book, however, it's mostly interesting.

 

The case studies and the scientific applications to solve some of the great mysteries of the world were fantastic. It can be a bit heavy handed at times, but otherwise it's a pretty good book.