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Author: Don R Brothwell; E S Higgs
Publisher: New York, Basic Books [1963]
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brothwell, Don R.
Science in archaeology.
New York, Basic Books [1963]
(OCoLC)654538829
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don R Brothwell; E S Higgs
OCLC Number: 390271
Description: 595 pages illustrations 26 cm
Contents: Archaeology and dating --
Analytical methods of dating bones --
Radiocarbon dating --
Obsidian dating --
Archaeomagnetism --
The potassium-argon dating of Upper Tertiary and Pleistocene deposits --
Dating basalts --
Dating pottery by thermoluminescence --
Environmental studies and archaeology --
The significance of deep-sea cores --
Soil silhouettes --
Soil, stratification, and environment --
Cave sediments and prehistory --
Pollen analysis --
Wood and charcoal in archaeology --
The condition of "wood" in archaeological sites --
Dendrochronology --
Palaeoethnobotany --
Diet as revealed by coprolites --
Fauna --
A scrap of bone --
Osteo-archaeology --
The rate of evolution --
The cave hyena, an essay in statistical analysis --
The science and history of domestic animals --
The ageing of domestic animals --
The origins of the dog --
The palaeopathology of Pleistocene and more recent mammals --
Bird remains in archaeology --
Remains of fishes and other aquatic animals --
Non-marine mollusca and archaeology The biology of earlier human populations --
Microscopy and prehistoric bone --
Sex determination in earlier man --
Estimation of age and mortality --
Stature in earlier races of mankind --
Cremations --
The palaeopathology of human skeletal remains --
The radiological examination of human remains --
The study of mummified and dried human tissues --
The hair of earlier peoples --
Palaeoserology --
Blood groups and prehistory --
Artifacts --
A statistical analysis of flint artifacts --
Petrological examination --
Some aspects of ceramic technology --
Optical emission spectroscopy and the study of metallurgy in the European Bronze Age --
Microscopic studies of ancient metals --
The analytical study of glass in archaeology --
Remains derived from skin --
Fibres of archaeological interest : their examination and identification --
Magnetic location --
Resistivity surveying.
Responsibility: Edited by Don Brothwell and Eric Higgs. With a foreword by Grahame Clark.

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