Archaeological Research : A Brief Introduction / Edition 1 by Peter N. Peregrine, Peregrine | | 9780130811271 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Archaeological Research : A Brief Introduction / Edition 1

Archaeological Research : A Brief Introduction / Edition 1

by Peter N. Peregrine, Peregrine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130811270

ISBN-13: 9780130811271

Pub. Date: 06/01/2000

Publisher: Pearson

This concise yet thorough book introduces readers to the basic methods of data collection, analysis, and interpretation of archaeological research. Focusing on the process itself, it explores why archaeologists choose and use particular methods over others, along with the varying circumstances of their research. It also provides a brief overview of

Overview

This concise yet thorough book introduces readers to the basic methods of data collection, analysis, and interpretation of archaeological research. Focusing on the process itself, it explores why archaeologists choose and use particular methods over others, along with the varying circumstances of their research. It also provides a brief overview of archaeological literature, and legal and ethical issues in the field. Topics include the archaeological process and record, sampling and research design, survey and excavation methods and strategies, recordkeeping, dating archaeological materials, presenting results, and research opportunities. For armchair archaeologists who recognize that a better understanding of the past will yield a better understanding of ourselves, our biases, and social world today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130811271
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
06/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Archaeological Research Process.

2. The Archaeological Record.

3. Measurement and Sampling.

4. Survey Methods and Strategies.

5. Excavation Methods and Strategies.

6. Recordkeeping.

7. The Analysis of Spatial Patterns.

8. Ceramic Analysis.

9. Lithic Analysis.

10. Floral and Faunal Analysis.

11. Dating Archaeological Materials.

12. Presenting Results.

13. Legal and Ethical Issues.

14. Research Opportunities.

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