Field Archaeology: An Introduction free ebook

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Field Archaeology: An Introduction

Peter Drewett's comprehensive survey explores every stage of the dig process, from the core work of discovery and excavation to the final product: the published archaeological report.

Main topics covered are:

how an archaeological site is formed
finding and recording archaeological sites
planning excavations, digging the site and recording the results

The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology free ebook

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The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

Archaeology is a vast subject - it is the study of human society everywhere in the world, from distant human origins 3-4 million years ago up to the present day. The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology brings together 35 authors - all specialists in their own fields - to explain what archaeology is really about. This is one of the most comprehensive treatments of the subject and of the key debates e

Contesting Ethnoarchaeologies: Traditions, Theories, Prospects

Contesting Ethnoarchaeologies provide a systematic overview of major non-American traditions of ethnoarchaeology, with a particular focus on Europe and Asia. It explores all stages of their research agenda. These ethnoarchaeologies were embedded in theoretical traditions of local archaeologies. Moreover, ethnoarchaeological studies carried out in these different settings targeted a wide range o

Roman Silver Coins: Roman Silver Pt. 2: A Price Guide

For the first time, the most commonly encountered silver Roman coins can be inexpensively identified and some idea of value can be gained. Whether you are setting out to form a collection of every emperor or are already an experienced Roman Coin collector, you will not be able to put this book down! The line drawings of most obverse types mean that the legend is clear and readable in the book,

Das vergessene Koenigreich: Israel und die verborgenen Urspruenge der Bibel

 Israel Finkelstein beschreibt in seinem bahnbrechenden Buch die Geschichte des Konigreichs Israel konsequent aus archaologischer Sicht. In diesem vom 10. bis zum 8. Jahrhundert v. Chr. bestehenden, von der Bibel als sundig verworfenen und von der Forschung vergessenen Reich findet er die wahren Ursprunge von zentralen biblischen Erzahlungen. Fur die Bibel waren die Konige von Israel treul

Luminescence Dating in Archaeology, Anthropology, and Geoarchaeology: An Overview

The field of Luminescence Dating has reached a level of maturity. Both research and applications from all fields of archaeological science, from archaeological materials to anthropology and geoarchaeology, now routinely employ luminescence dating. The advent of optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) techniques and the potential for exploring a spectrum of grain aliquots enhanced the applicabil

The Ancient Maya of Mexico: Reinterpreting the Past of the Northern Maya Lowlands

The archaeological sites of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula are among the most visited ancient cities of the Americas. Archaeologists have recently made great advances in our understanding of the social and political milieu of the northern Maya lowlands. However, such advances have been under-represented in both scholarly and popular literature until now. 'The Ancient Maya of Mexico' pre

The Archaeology of the Holy Land: From the Destruction of Solomon's Temple to the Muslim Conquest

This book provides an introduction to the archaeology and history of ancient Palestine - modern Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian territories - from the destruction of Solomon's temple in 586 BCE to the Muslim conquest in 640 CE. Special attention is paid to the archaeology of Jerusalem and the Second Temple period, in the time of Herod the Great and Jesus. For each period, the book offer