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Archaeology : excavating our past

Author: Heather Moore Niver
Publisher: New York : Britannica Educational Publishing, 2015. ©2015
Series: Study of science.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The science of archaeology--the study of the remains of the human past--pairs the thrill of the treasure hunt with the mystery of detective work. Readers will learn all about the different types of archaeology, as well as how archaeologists collect, analyze, and synthesize data. In this insightful volume, readers discover archaeologists'' goals as they dig up discoveries and the training needed to get a foothold in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Archaeology : excavating our past.
New York : Britannica Educational Publishing, ©2015
98 pages
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Moore Niver
ISBN: 9781622754045 1622754042
OCLC Number: 889316293
Description: 1 online resource (100 pages) : illustrations, photographs.
Contents: COVER PAGE; HALF TITLE PAGE; TITLE PAGE; COPYRIGHT PAGE; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1: BRANCHES AND TRAINING; Training; Artifacts; Branches; Classical Archaeology; Anthropological Archaeology; CHAPTER 2: HOW ARCHAEOLOGISTS WORK; The Archaeological Team; Mohenjo-Daro; Preliminary Fieldwork; Reconnaissance Techniques; Reconnaissance Records; CHAPTER 3: EXCAVATION; Preparation; Digging; Dating; Record Keeping; Preservation; CHAPTER 4: INTERPRETING ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS; Chronological Analysis; Relative Dating; Absolute Dating; Archaeoastronomy; Contextual Analysis. CHAPTER 5: HISTORY OF ARCHAEOLOGYThe First Archaeologists: Before 1860; Welcoming the Paleolithic: 1861-1901; New Theories: 1901-32; Carleton Coon; Archaeology and the Depression: 1932-62; CHAPTER 6: RECENT TRENDS AND DISCOVERIES; Nautical Archaeology; Robert Ballard; Ancient Ruins Discovered in Cambodian Jungle; Unlocking More Stonehenge Secrets; Technological Advancements Revolutionizing Archaeology; CONCLUSION; GLOSSARY; FOR MORE INFORMATION; FOR FURTHER READING; INDEX; BACK COVER.
Series Title: Study of science.
Responsibility: edited by Heather Moore Niver.
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The science of archaeology--the study of the remains of the human past--pairs the thrill of the treasure hunt with the mystery of detective work. Readers will learn all about the different types of archaeology, as well as how archaeologists collect, analyze, and synthesize data. In this insightful volume, readers discover archaeologists'' goals as they dig up discoveries and the training needed to get a foothold in the field. This book lays out the rich stages of archeological history, and readers learn why this field remains so important to this day.

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