Unraveling the Landscape: An Inquisitive Approach to Archaeology

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Referring to recent surveys by the staff of the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England and their colleagues, Mark Bowden—an archaeological field investigator and head of the Swindon field team—dispels the myths that survey is too complex and difficult, or that it is only a second-best to excavation.

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Overview

Referring to recent surveys by the staff of the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England and their colleagues, Mark Bowden—an archaeological field investigator and head of the Swindon field team—dispels the myths that survey is too complex and difficult, or that it is only a second-best to excavation.

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Referring to recent surveys by the staff of the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England and their colleagues, Bowden (an archaeological field investigator and head of the Swindon field team) dispels the myths that survey is too complex and difficult, or that it is only a second-best to excavation. The 12 articles and six case studies show how a range of surveying techniques, both modern and traditional, can be applied to archaeological recording, analysis and research, thus leading to new insights into the remains found in the countryside. Generously illustrated with color and b&w photographs and diagrams. Distributed by Arcadia Publishing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752414478
  • Publisher: Tempus Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations 7
Chairman's Foreword 11
Acknowledgements 13
Part I Introductory
1 Introduction 15
2 Approaches and emphases 23
3 Preparation: identifying and using existing records 29
Part II Survey and Investigation
4 Analytical earthwork survey - measurement 43
5 Analytical earthwork survey - interpretation 73
6 Ground photography 97
7 Aerial survey 105
8 Other survey techniques 119
9 Special landscapes 129
10 Buildings in the landscape 155
Part III Products
11 Illustration and the written report 167
12 Making it all available 179
Appendix I Levels of archaeological survey 189
Appendix II Survey equipment 194
Case studies
1 Windmill Hill and West Kennet 27
2 Little Siblyback 41
3 Greenlee Lough 71
4 Yarnbury 116
5 The Royal Gunpowder Factory, Waltham Abbey 152
6 Herefordshire Beacon 177
References 202
Index 218
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