Excavation

ISBN-10: 0759100195
ISBN-13: 9780759100190
Edition: 2003
Description: An introduction to excavation methods for archaeologists.
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Copyright Year: 2003
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication Date: 10/22/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

An introduction to excavation methods for archaeologists.

Series Editors' Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Another Excavation Book?
Thematic Orientations
Organization of the Volume
Excavation: A Brief History
The Emergence of Provenience Control
North American Developments
Direct Association and the Search for Early Humans in the New World
The Grid
Theoretical Developments
The Beginnings of CRM
The Real Indiana Jones
Archaeological Excavation Is Controlled Destruction
Justifying the Destruction
Excavation and the Conservation Ethic
Controlling the Destruction
Site Security
Truth in Reporting
Consultation with Affected Groups
Site Testing, Excavation, and Characterization
How Do We Know Where to Dig?
Types of Test and Excavation Units
Mechanical Excavation Techniques
Trenching as a Statistical Sampling Strategy
Mechanical Stripping
Recording Stratigraphy
Conclusion
Data Recovery
Artifacts and Things
Collection Strategy
The Ways and Means
Conclusion
Recovery of Specialized Materials and Samples
Chronometric Samples
Soil Samples
Human Remains
Looking to the Future
Equipment, Supplies, and Sources for Specialized Analysis
Conversion Tables and Other Useful Resources
References
Index
About the Authors and Series Editors

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