Shells

Author: Cheryl Claassen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521578523
Release Date: 1998-11-28
Genre: Science

This book contains everything students and professional archaeologists could possibly want to know about the practicalities of shell analysis in archaeology, as well as the biology of freshwater and marine molluscs. The author also, however, discusses the potential of this class of evidence to tell us surprising things about seasonal patterns of life, the woods around a long-forgotten burial mound and the swirling patterns of life which circled around the humblest of creatures; the snail.

The Mollusks

Author: Charles F. Sturm
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 9781581129304
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Science

Mollusks have been important to humans since our earliest days. Initially, when humans were primarily interested in what they could eat or use, mollusks were important as food, ornaments, and materials for tools. Over the centuries, as human knowledge branched out and individuals started to study the world around them, mollusks were important subjects for learning how things worked. In this volume, the editors and contributors have brought together a broad range of topics within the field of malacology. It is our expectation that these topics will be of interest and use to amateur and professional malacologists.

Archaeology in Practice

Author: Jane Balme
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405148863
Release Date: 2009-02-09
Genre: Social Science

Archaeology in Practice: A Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses offers students in archaeology laboratory courses a detailed and invaluable how-to manual of archaeological methods and provides insight into the breadth of modern archaeology. Written by specialists of material analyses, whose expertise represents a broad geographic range Includes numerous examples of applications of archaeological techniques Organized by material types, such as animal bones, ceramics, stone artifacts, and documentary sources, or by themes, such as dating, ethics, and report writing Written accessibly and amply referenced to provide readers with a guide to further resources on techniques and their applications Enlivened by a range of boxed case studies throughout the main text

Zooarchaeology

Author: Elizabeth J. Reitz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139467742
Release Date: 2008-01-14
Genre: Social Science

This is an introductory text for students interested in identification and analysis of animal remains from archaeological sites. The emphasis is on animals whose remains inform us about the relationship between humans and their natural and social environments, especially site formation processes, subsistence strategies, the processes of domestication, and paleoenvironments. Examining examples from all over the world, from the Pleistocene period up to the present, this volume is organized in a way that is parallel to faunal study, beginning with background information, bias in a faunal assemblage, and basic zooarchaeological methods. This revised edition reflects developments in zooarchaeology during the past decade. It includes sections on enamel ultrastructure and incremental analysis, stable isotyopes and trace elements, ancient genetics and enzymes, environmental reconstruction, people as agents of environmental change, applications of zooarchaeology in animal conservation and heritage management, and a discussion of issues pertaining to the curation of archaeofaunal materials.

Archaeology

Author: Richard Michael Stewart
Publisher: Kendall Hunt
ISBN: 0787281298
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Social Science

Stewart (anthropology, Temple U.) introduces field methods and the decision-making process for choosing methods in the textbook. Chapters cover basic definitions and assumptions; the recognition of evidence; fieldwork motivations and design; background research; field preparation; maps and surveying; sediments, soils, stratigraphy, and geomorphology; surface and subsurface investigations; and training and professional practice. Because of Stewart's background experience the work will be most relevant to those working in North America on deposits related to Native Americans. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Archaeology of Seafaring in Ancient South Asia

Author: Himanshu Prabha Ray
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521011094
Release Date: 2003-08-14
Genre: History

This is an archaeological study of the Indian subcontinent's ancient maritime history, before European expansion.

Photography in Archaeology and Conservation

Author: Peter G. Dorrell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521455545
Release Date: 1994-09-29
Genre: Photography

Describes the use and methods of photography in field archaeology, surveys, conservation and archaeological laboratories.

Molluscs in Archaeology

Author: Michael J. Allen
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 9781785706097
Release Date: 2017-06-30
Genre: Social Science

The subject of 'Molluscs in Archaeology' has not been dealt with collectively for several decades. This new volume in Oxbow's 'Studying Scientific Archaeology' series addresses many aspects of molluscs in archaeology. It will give the reader an overview of the whole topic; methods of analysis and approaches to interpretation. It aims to be a broad based text book giving readers an insight of how to apply analysis to different present and past landscapes and how to interpret those landscapes.

The Student s Guide to Archaeological Illustrating

Author: Brian D. Dillon
Publisher: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173006249990
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Social Science

A new, revised manual of archaeological illustrating, largely written by and for students, intended to aid the archaeologist with no formal training in art or drafting. Discussed under separate sections are basic tools and techniques, the rendering of maps, architectural floor plans and reconstructions, stratigraphic sections, relief monuments, ceramics, ceramic figurines, lithic artifacts, burials, artifacts of shell and bone, and illustrating from photographs.

Sampling in Archaeology

Author: Clive Orton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521566665
Release Date: 2000-05-11
Genre: History

The first overview of sampling for archaeologists for over twenty years, this manual offers a comprehensive account of the application of statistical sampling theory that is essential to modern archaeological practice, at a range of scales, from the regional to the microscopic. It includes a discussion of the relevance of sampling theory to archaeological interpretation, and considers its fundamental place in fieldwork and post excavation study. It demonstrates the vast range of techniques that are available, only some of which are widely used by archaeologists. A section on statistical theory also reviews the latest developments in the field, and the presentation is clear and user friendly. The formal mathematics is available in an appendix, which is cross-referenced with the main text.

Antiquity

Author:
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ISBN: UOM:39015068865248
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Archaeology

Includes section "Reviews."