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.
Publisher: AltaMira Press,U.S.
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 975 g
Dimensions: 236 x 180 x 33 mm
Edition: North American Edition
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. * Wonderpedia *
...some wonderful bits... -- L. L. Johnson, Vassar College * CHOICE *
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. * South African Archaeological Bulletin *