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Archaeology : an introduction : the history, principles, and methods of modern archaeology

Author: Kevin Greene
Publisher: London : B.T. Batsford, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed. fully revView all editions and formats
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This book details modern archaeologist's methods of studying the past, describing basic practical procedures as well as complex scientific techniques used in analysis. It also examines traditional methodology, fieldwork and excavation.
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Greene, Kevin.
Archaeology.
London : B.T. Batsford, 1995
(OCoLC)988577433
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Greene
ISBN: 0713476362 9780713476361
OCLC Number: 32997168
Description: 208 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1 The idea of the past: the awareness of man's origins; prehistory and history; the antiquity of man; medieval attitudes to antiquity; archaeology in the "Age of Reason"; touring and collecting; the recognition of human artefacts; Scandinavia and the three-age system; typology; achievements of early antiquarians. Part 2 Discovery and fieldwork: the discovery of new archaeological sites; aerial photography; geophysical surveying. Part 3 Excavation: stratification; the interpretation of stratification; case study - the development of excavation techniques at Corbridge, Northumberland; excavation procedure; case study - archaeological dating by history, artefacts and stratigraphy at South Cadbury Castle, Somerset. Part 4 Dating the past: typology; sequence dating and seriation; the advent of scientific dating techniques; absolute scientific dating techniques; authenticity of artefacts; historial dating. Part 5 The sciences and archaeology: metallurgy; petrology; conservation; the environment; bones and shells; plants; geology and soil science; computers, statistics and archaeology; experimental archaeology. Part 6 Making sense of the past: frameworks for the past; processualist archaeology; ethnoarchaeology; spatial archaeology and the landscape; "astro-archaeology".
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