Geological Methods for Archaeology
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Description: This book discusses the application of geological methods and theory to archaeology. Written as a survey text covering appropriate methods and techniques taken from geology, geophysics, geochemistry, and geochronology, it shows the student the practicality and importance of the techniques' use in solving archaeological problems. Specific techniques are illustrated by practical results obtained from their use on archaeological digs. The geographical scope is international, drawing on sites from both hemispheres, eg the Franchti Cave (Greece), St. Catherines Island (USA), the Roman site of Drand (France), and Monte Verde (Chile). The authors also address applications in less traditional areas such as underwater, historical, industrial, and conservation archaeology.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $150.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/18/1997
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
|The scope of archaeological geology|
|The archaeological site and its environment|
|Geomorphology in archaeology|
|Sediments and soils|
|Radiation-damage, cosmogenic, and atom-counting methods|
|Other chronological methods|
|Soil phosphate in archaeological surveys|
|Archaeological materials: rocks and minerals|
|Instrumental analytical techniques|
|Metallic minerals and archaeological geology|
|Applications of stable isotopes in archaeological geology|