Science in Archaeology

    SubTitle

    An agenda for the future
    Science in Archaeology large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        31 Mar 1998

        Summary

        Helps set an agenda for the future of scientific applications in archaeology. Identifies, as well as refines, existing scientific techniques that have the potential to answer important questions about reconstructing the past in the short to medium term.
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        Main Summary

          The papers in this volume were presented at a conference held in London in February 1997; their theme is the contribution of the sciences to archaeology.  Each paper includes an element of reporting and review but, more importantly, helps set an agenda for the future by identifying archaeological questions that existing scientific techniques, or refinements of them, have the potential to answer in the short to medium term.

          The papers are grouped into four broad chronological periods, from the Palaeolithic through later prehistory to Roman and medieval and later times.  However, the authors were encouraged to draw examples from other periods where this led to better overall coverage and, as the concluding remards show, there were many recurring themes that cut across the conventional period divisions.

          Additional Information

          Author

          Justine Bayley

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          275mm

          Number of Illustrations

          0

          Number of Pages

          246

          ISBN

          9781850746935

          Contents

            Contributors

            Figures

            Tables

            Acknowledgements

            Summary

            Introduction

            The Paleolithic

            Mesolithic to early Iron Age

            Late Iron Age and Roman

            Medieval and later

            Reviews