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Microarchaeology Beyond the Visible Archaeological Record

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ISBN-10: 0521880033

ISBN-13: 9780521880039

Edition: 2010

Authors: Stephen Weiner

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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/15/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 414
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Stephen Weiner is Director of the Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. He is the author, with Heinz A. Lowenstam, of On Biomineralization and has published more than 300 scientific journal articles.

Archaeology, archaeological science and microarchaeology
Information embedded in the microscopic record
Completeness of the archaeological record
Common mineral components of the archaeological record
Biological materials: bones and teeth
Biological materials: phytoliths, diatoms, eggshells, otoliths and mollusk shells
Reconstructing pyrotechnological processes
Biological molecules and macromolecules: protected niches
Ethnoarchaeology of the microscopic record: learning from the present
Absolute dating: assessing the quality of a date
Reading the microscopic record on-site
Infrared spectroscopy in archaeology