Microarchaeology: Beyond the Visible Archaeological Record by Stephen Weiner | 9780511739798 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Microarchaeology: Beyond the Visible Archaeological Record

Microarchaeology: Beyond the Visible Archaeological Record

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by Stephen Weiner
     
 

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The archaeological record is a combination of what is seen by eye, as well as the microscopic record revealed with the help of instrumentation. The information embedded in the microscopic record can significantly add to our understanding of past human behaviour, provided this information has not been altered by the passage of time. Microarchaeology seeks to understand

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The archaeological record is a combination of what is seen by eye, as well as the microscopic record revealed with the help of instrumentation. The information embedded in the microscopic record can significantly add to our understanding of past human behaviour, provided this information has not been altered by the passage of time. Microarchaeology seeks to understand the microscopic record in terms of the type of information embedded in this record, the materials in which this information resides, and the conditions under which a reliable signal can be extracted. This book highlights the concepts needed to extract information from the microscopic record. Intended for all archaeologists and archaeological scientists, it will be of particular interest to students who have some background in the natural sciences as well as archaeology.

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"I found [this book] so engaging and useful that I read it through with extreme care, rereading and highlighting key, passages, as if it were a textbook. It is a textbook, hopefully the first one in a new subfield, microarchaeology, that will become a required component of rigorous archaeology training at both the undergraduate and graduate level." —Hector Neff, Geoarchaeology:An International Journal

‘Informative, radical and challenging. Every scientist working in archaeology should read it.’ -TLS

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ISBN-13:
9780511739798
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/15/2010
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8 MB

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Stephen Weiner is Director of the Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. He is the author, with Heinz A. Lowenstam, of On Biomineralization and has published more than 300 scientific journal articles.

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