Archaeologist's Toolkit

Archaeologist's Toolkit

by Larry J. Zimmerman
     
 

Volumes may also be purchased separately. The Archaeologist's Toolkit is an integrated set of seven volumes designed to teach novice archaeologists and students the basics of doing archaeology. Students are led through the process of designing a study, doing survey work, excavating, properly working with artifacts and biological remains, curating their materials,

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Volumes may also be purchased separately. The Archaeologist's Toolkit is an integrated set of seven volumes designed to teach novice archaeologists and students the basics of doing archaeology. Students are led through the process of designing a study, doing survey work, excavating, properly working with artifacts and biological remains, curating their materials, and presenting findings to various audiences. The volumes—written by experienced field archaeologists—are full of practical advice, tips, case studies, and illustrations to help the reader. All of this is done with careful attention to promoting a conservation ethic and an understanding of the legal and practical environment of contemporary American cultural resource laws and regulations. The Toolkit is an essential resource for anyone working in the field and ideal for training archaeology students in classrooms and field schools.

Volume 1:
Archaeology By Design
By Stephen L. Black and Kevin Jolly (both at University of Texas)

Volume 2:
Archaeological Survey
By James L. Collins (Office of the State Archaeologist, University of Iowa) and Brian Leigh Molyneaux (University of South Dakota)

Volume 3:
Excavation
By David L. Carmichael (University of Texas, El Paso), Robert Lafferty III (Mid-Continental Research Associates), and Brian Leigh Molyneaux (University of South Dakota)

Volume 4:
Artifacts
By Charles R. Ewen (East Carolina University)

Volume 5:
Archaeobiology
By Kristin D. Sobolik (University of Maine)

Volume 6:
Curating Archaeological Collections
By Lynne P. Sullivan (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) and Terry S. Childs (National Park Service)

Volume 7:
Presenting the Past
By Larry J. Zimmerman (Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis)

Editorial Reviews

American Archaeology
This is hands-on archaeology that also promotes conservation and ethics. Legal issues and cultural resource management are emphasized as well. All the volumes are written by experienced professionals who stress the basics and give plenty of practical tips, case studies, and illustrations. The Archaeologist's Toolkit is a powerful teaching tool that will prepare its readers for life in the field.
Antiquity
Seven slim volumes make up this useful compendium of 'how to practise' archaeology, designed principally for an American student audience. There is much in these effective books to recommend to aspiring professionals (and well established ones too) everywhere. . . . These volumes are sensible, informative and relevant to a much wider audience thant the USA, even though the exemplars are based there. They have salutary advice on how to plan, manage, produce results and survive in this ever more constrained and demanding world of heritage that we now inhabit.
Times Higher Education Supplement
Each volume is authoritative, clearly written and crammed with useful resources and sound advice...there is much of inestimable value to anyone who teaches and practises archaeology.
— Brian Fagan, University of California, Santa Barbara
CHOICE, May 2004 - C.C. Kolb
This series parallels the publisher's seven-volume Ethnographer's Toolkit in concept and organization; both are user-friendly and minimize jargon...Highly recommended.
Times Higher Education - Brian Fagan
Each volume is authoritative, clearly written and crammed with useful resources and sound advice...there is much of inestimable value to anyone who teaches and practises archaeology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759100176
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
12/15/2003
Series:
Archaeologist's Toolkit Series
Pages:
1600
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 6.10(h) x 3.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Larry Zimmerman is professor of anthropology and museum studies at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis. William Green is director of the Logan Museum of Anthropology at Beloit College.

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