This first Canadian edition of Archaeology combines the experience of David Hurst Thomas and Robert L. Kelly, two of archaeology's most recognized names, with the Canadian perspective of Dr. Peter Dawson at the University of Calgary. Recognizing that students learn best through stories, the authors, with their combined 90 years of experience, bring readers a student-friendly text rich with examples from their expeditions, all of which highlight the important topics, issues, theories, and practices in archaeology today. This First Canadian Edition in the marketplace draws attention to the unique ways that archaeology has developed (and continues to develop) as a discipline in Canada, as compared to the United States and other areas of the world. In addition to providing a solid foundation in archaeology, students will now see how politics, ethics, geography, and relations with indigenous societies have shaped the practice of archaeology in Canada. The result is the emergence of a uniquely Canadian perspective on many important concepts, methods, and issues encountered in the discipline.