Geoarchaeology

    SubTitle

    Using earth sciences to understand the archaeological record
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        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        9 Dec 2015
        10470891
        10470891

        Main Summary

          This guidance document covers the use of geoarchaeology to assist in understanding the archaeological record.

          Geoarchaeological techniques may range in scale from landscape studies to microscopic analysis, and are carried out by practitioners with specialist knowledge about the physical environment in which archaeological stratigraphy is preserved, and excavations take place. The main aim is usually to understand site formation processes, but there may also be issues concerning site preservation, refining field interpretations of archaeological contexts and identifying changes in the physical landscape through time.

          Additional Information

          Author

          Matthew Canto

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          297mm

          Number of Illustrations

          44

          Number of Pages

          64

          ISBN

          9781848024182

          Contents

            1. Introduction
            2. Site formation processes and deposits
            3. Geoarchaeological approaches to stratigraphy
            4. Project organisation and planning
            5. Where to get advice
            6. Appendix 1: Methods
            7. Appendix 2: Glossary of terms
            8. Bibliography
            9. Acknowledgements

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