ISBN-10:
1598744283
ISBN-13:
9781598744286
Pub. Date:
12/31/2008
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Field Methods in Archaeology / Edition 7

Field Methods in Archaeology / Edition 7

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ISBN-13: 9781598744286
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/31/2008
Edition description: Seventh Edition
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 771,576
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 Contents

1. 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...)

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