Geology for Archaeologists: A short introduction (Paperback)
  • Geology for Archaeologists: A short introduction (Paperback)
zoom

Geology for Archaeologists: A short introduction (Paperback)

(author)
£25.00
Paperback 148 Pages / Published: 11/10/2017
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
This short introduction aims to provide archaeologists of all backgrounds with a grounding in the principles, materials, and methods of geology. Sections include coverage of main rock-forming minerals and classes of rocks. Geological maps and structures are introduced, and the elements of geological stratigraphy and dating are explained and related to archaeological experience. Fluvial and coastal environments are important archaeological landscapes and their formation processes, sediments and topography are outlined. Stone for building, implement-making, tool-making, and making mortar are all discussed, followed by an introduction to clays and ceramics. A final chapter introduces metallurgical landscapes: metalliferous ores, mining and smelting, and metal-making industries. Each chapter ends with a short reading list, and many have selected case-histories in illustration of the points made. Included is a glossary of technical terms.

Publisher: Archaeopress
ISBN: 9781784916879
Number of pages: 148
Dimensions: 245 x 175 mm

You may also be interested in...

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.