The historian's job is to learn what happened in the past, and to divine, if he can, why it happened. There is an historical method or approach to problem solving, just as there is a scientific or a mathematical method. "Paths to the Ancient Past" lays out a methodological approach to history that enables the student to answer the question "why" rather than merely "what."
How should history be written? This and other related questions are the subject of Neville Morley's engaging introduction to the theory and philosophy of history. "Writing Ancient History" addresses the implications of debates over methodological and theoretical issues for the practice of ancient history.
"Anthropological Archaeology" introduces the reader to some of the problems that stimulate anthropological research in archaeology and to the concepts, language, and techniques used by archaeologists in conducting that research.
Suitable for history students, this primer is a guide to doing research in order to write a research paper, create a website, or do a PowerPoint presentation. It talks about how to do research on the Internet and how to differentiate between reliable and unreliable historical information on the Web.