Excavation / Edition 1

Excavation / Edition 1

by Steve Roskams, Roskams Steve
     
 

"Fieldwork in archaeology has been transformed over the past three decades. Drawing on a wealth of experience in excavating some of the most complex, deeply stratified sites in Britain, Steve Roskams describes the changes that have taken place in the theory and practice of excavation. He then provides a clear account of contemporary techniques, covering pre-excavation… See more details below

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"Fieldwork in archaeology has been transformed over the past three decades. Drawing on a wealth of experience in excavating some of the most complex, deeply stratified sites in Britain, Steve Roskams describes the changes that have taken place in the theory and practice of excavation. He then provides a clear account of contemporary techniques, covering pre-excavation reconnaissance and site evaluation, the preparations for full excavation, the actual process of excavation, and the recording of photographic, spatial, stratigraphic and physical evidence. A final chapter discusses the future of excavation. This manual will be welcomed by the professional excavator, the academic researcher, students, and the interested amateur."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521798013
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2010
Series:
Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates
List of figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1History of the development of techniques7
2Excavation in theory30
3Pre-excavation strategies40
4Excavation in practice: background preparations63
5Excavation in practice: preparations on site93
6A structured approach to recording110
7The photographic record119
8The spatial record133
9The stratigraphic record153
10Deposit descriptions169
11Non-deposit descriptions184
12Excavating the stratigraphic unit217
13Stratigraphic analysis239
14Future prospects267
Bibliography291
Index308

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