"Archaeologies of the Middle East" provides an innovative introduction to the archeology of this fascinating region and a window on both its past and present. It is written by some of the top archaeologists of the Middle East: scholars from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of interests and intellectual approaches. The coverage spans 100,000 years: from the Paleolithic to Hellenistic times. This book explores the connections between modern-day politics and the social context of archaeological practice and various underutilized approaches to archaeological interpretation. It is designed for student use.