Excavation

Excavation

by Steve Roskams
     
 

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 provides a clear account of pre-excavation reconnaissance and site evaluation,

Overview

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 provides a clear account of pre-excavation reconnaissance and site evaluation, the preparations for full excavation, the process of excavation, and the recording of photographic, spatial, stratigraphic, and physical evidence. This manual will be welcomed by the professional excavator, academic researchers, students, and the interested amateur.

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"Well thought out...Excavation is a worthy companion for any excavator." Canadian Field-Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521355346
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2001
Series:
Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.75(d)

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