The Archaeology Handbook: A Field Manual and Resource Guide

The Archaeology Handbook: A Field Manual and Resource Guide

by Bill McMillon, McMillon
     
 

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Written expressly for amateur archaeologists and archaeological volunteers to help them discover how they can become part of this increasingly popular field. Covers subjects ranging from excavation techniques, tools, site locations, archaeological methods, archaeology and the law to conducting your own dig. Besides providing extensive data on gaining experience as

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Written expressly for amateur archaeologists and archaeological volunteers to help them discover how they can become part of this increasingly popular field. Covers subjects ranging from excavation techniques, tools, site locations, archaeological methods, archaeology and the law to conducting your own dig. Besides providing extensive data on gaining experience as volunteers of professionally organized digs, it offers an extensive resource section that includes archaeology organizations, field schools and sites, archaeological musems and a bibliography of reading matter which deals with archaeology. A large variety of line-drawings and photographs also assist the would-be archaeologist.

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Library Journal
With the publication of this book, there is now an easy answer to requests for a quick introduction to archaeology, how it is done, and how to become involved. Although McMillon is a bit preachy at times about the need for beginners to hitch up with professionally conceived and run projects, the present intense degree of looting and illegal antiquities trading makes the message timely. The book introduces the novice to the methods and standards of field archaeology in a clear, concise, and accurate manner. It also effectively provides a vehicle for the layperson to go beyond the popular media and into the real world of archaeology by devoting nearly half the book to lists of such resources as museums, agencies, magazines, and field schools. This is a work of broad appeal that should meet the expectations of people of diverse ages and backgrounds.-- William S. Dancey, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471530510
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/19/1991
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.93(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.65(d)

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