The Archaeologist's Field Handbook, North American Edition (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Heather Burke is a senior lecturer in the department of Anthropology at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia and has many years' experience as a consulting archaeologist.Claire Smith is President of the World Archaeological Congress and a research professor at the Institute of the Advanced Study for Humanity, the University of Newcastle, Australia.Larry J. Zimmerman is a professor of anthropology and museum studies and Public Scholar of Native American Representation at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis and Eiteljorg Museum.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780759108837
ISBN-10: 0759108838
Publisher: Altamira Press
Publication Date: October 9th, 2008
Pages: 448
Language: English