Field Methods in Archaeology has been the leading source for instructors and students in archaeology courses and field schools for 60 years since it was first authored in 1949 by the legendary Robert Heizer. Left Coast has arranged to put the most recent Seventh Edition back into print after a brief hiatus, making this classic textbook again available to the next generation of archaeology students. This comprehensive guide provides an authoritative overview of the variety of methods used in field archaeology, from research design, to survey and excavation strategies, to conservation of artifacts and record-keeping. Authored by three leading archaeologists, with specialized contributions by several other experts, this volume deals with current issues such as cultural resource management, relations with indigenous peoples, and database management as well as standard methods of archaeological data collection and analysis.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||Seventh Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Thomas R. Hester is former director of the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory and professor emeritus of anthropology at University of Texas Austin. Harry J. Shafer is professor emeritus of anthropology from Texas A&M University.Kenneth L. Feder is professor of anthropology at Central Connecticut State College.
Table of Contents1. Introduction, by Thomas R. HesterContemporary Issues The Burgeoning Literature Archaeology and Archaeologists Guide to Further Reading 2. Goals of Archaeological Investigation, by Harry J. Shafer Kinds of Archaeology Anthropological Archaeology: A Chronology of Change Goals of Archaeology Today Guide to Further Reading 3. Research Design and Sampling Techniques, by Harry J. Shafer Research Design Sampling Methods Sampling Realities Guide to Further Reading 4. Site Survey, by Kenneth L. Feder Goals of Site Survey Survey Phases Basic Considerations in Site Survey Factors in Survey Design Background Research Field Methods in Site Survey Practical Considerations Guide to Further Reading 5. Methods of Excavation, by Thomas R. Hester Tools and Equipment for Field Archaeology Approaches to Excavation Site Excavation Techniques Excavation Methods Screening Excavated Deposits Excavating a “Typical” Unit Excavating Special Site Types Backdirt and Backfilling (and more...)