Microarchaeology: Beyond the Visible Archaeological Record

Microarchaeology: Beyond the Visible Archaeological Record

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by Stephen Weiner
     
 

The archaeological record is a combination of what is seen by eye, as well as the microscopic record revealed with the help of instrumentation.See more details below

Overview

The archaeological record is a combination of what is seen by eye, as well as the microscopic record revealed with the help of instrumentation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521880039
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2010
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Archaeology, archaeological science and microarchaeology; 2. Information embedded in the microscopic record; 3. Completeness of the archaeological record; 4. Common mineral components of the archaeological record; 5. Biological materials: bones and teeth; 6. Biological materials: phytoliths, diatoms, eggshells, otoliths and mollusk shells; 7. Reconstructing pyrotechnological processes; 8. Biological molecules and macromolecules: protected niches; 9. Ethnoarchaeology of the microscopic record: learning from the present; 10. Absolute dating: assessing the quality of a date; 11. Reading the microscopic record on-site; 12. Infrared spectroscopy in archaeology.

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