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The Archaeologist's Field Handbook: North American Edition
     

The Archaeologist's Field Handbook: North American Edition

by Heather Burke, Claire Smith, Larry J. Zimmerman
 
The Archaeologist's Field Handbook: North American Edition is a hands-on manual that provides step-by-step guidance for archaeological field work. Specially designed for students (both undergraduate and graduate) and avocational archaeologists, this informative guide combines clear and accessible information on doing fieldwork with practical advice on cultural

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The Archaeologist's Field Handbook: North American Edition is a hands-on manual that provides step-by-step guidance for archaeological field work. Specially designed for students (both undergraduate and graduate) and avocational archaeologists, this informative guide combines clear and accessible information on doing fieldwork with practical advice on cultural heritage management projects. The Archaeologist's Field Handbook presents firmly grounded (pun intended!), essential, practical archaeological techniques and clearly elucidates the ethical issues facing archaeology today. A wealth of diagrams, photos, maps and checklists show in vivid detail how to design, fund, research, map, record, interpret, photograph, and present archaeological surveys and excavations. The Archaeologist's Field Handbook is an indispensable tool for new and aspiring archaeologists as they venture into the field.

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It is a hands-on field manual that provies a step-by-step guide to undertaking and successfully completing a wide variety of archaeological fieldwork projects. The book is intended not only for archaeologists; explores firmly grounded, essential, practical techniques and elucidates the ethical issues facing archaeology today. The title is illustrated with diagrams, photos, photographs, and presents surveys and excavations.
CHOICE
...some wonderful bits...
— L. L. Johnson, Vassar College
South African Archaeological Bulletin
I enjoyed this book and it fills a gap in academic reading for students…. I believe this to be a good book for students of archaeology at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and an interesting read for those fascinated by the mechanics of archaeology…. This book has a most definite place on South African archaeology bookshelves as well as its target readership of North America.
Choice
...some wonderful bits...
— L. L. Johnson, Vassar College
CHOICE - L. L. Johnson
...some wonderful bits...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759112278
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
10/09/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
628,021
File size:
8 MB

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Meet the Author

Heather Burke is a senior lecturer in the department of Anthropology at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia and has many years' experience as a consulting archaeologist.Claire Smith is President of the World Archaeological Congress and a research professor at the Institute of the Advanced Study for Humanity, the University of Newcastle, Australia.Larry J. Zimmerman is a professor of anthropology and museum studies and Public Scholar of Native American Representation at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis&Eiteljorg Museum.

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