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Describing and interpreting the past : European and American approaches to the written record of the excavation

by Cătălin Pavel

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context sheets and beyond   (2011-09-01)

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Sixty case studies of archaeological recording are presented with commentary from methodological and epistemological perspectives. Procedures and pro forma used by teams from around the world, working at sites in the US, Europe and the Near East are compared with an aim to further the development of recording theory and inspire new standards for field practices. For the first time in one volume, one hundred context, feature and burial sheets are illustrated and explained against the background of archaeology’s development as a humanistic discipline.

Reviewed in Antiquity 85/2011 (328), 690-692 by Madeleine Hummler in the New Book Chronicle (690-700); also available online here <a href="http://antiquity.ac.uk/Ant/085/0690/ant0850690.pdf">http://antiquity.ac.uk/Ant/085/0690/ant0850690.pdf</a>

Reviewed in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2011.08.19 by Sveta Matskevich; online here <a href="http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2011/2011-08-19.html">http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2011/2011-08-19.html</a>




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