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Archaeology : Basic Field Methods

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ISBN13:

9780787281298

ISBN10:
0787281298
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/17/2010
Publisher(s):
Kendall Hunt Pub Co
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Table of Contents

What's the Point? ix
Basic Definitions and Assumptions
Archaeology Defined
1(1)
Documents and Archaeology
2(1)
Material Evidence
3(4)
Context and Its Importance
7(4)
Archaeological Sites
11(1)
Ethical Concerns
12(4)
Applying Your Knowledge
16(1)
Dig Deeper
17(2)
The Archaeological Record and the Recognition of Evidence
How the Archaeological Record is Formed
19(6)
Recognizing Archaeological Evidence
25(8)
Improving Your Skills
33(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
33(1)
Dig Deeper
34(3)
Fieldwork Motivations and Design
Why Do Fieldwork?
37(5)
Research Design
42(10)
Applying Your Knowledge
52(1)
Dig Deeper
52(3)
Background Research
Cultural and Historical Background
55(5)
Environmental Data
60(16)
Land Use History
76(3)
Landowner and Informant Interviews
79(2)
Logistical Matters
81(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
82(1)
Dig Deeper
83(2)
Preparing for the Field
Field Kits
85(4)
Dressing for the Field
89(3)
Health and Safety Concerns
92(4)
Field Etiquette
96(2)
Applying Your Knowledge
98(1)
Dig Deeper
98(3)
Maps, Surveying, and Mapmaking
Understanding and Reading Topographic Maps
101(20)
Instruments
121(9)
Measuring Distance
130(3)
Map Scales Locating Areas
133(3)
Documenting Site Locations
136(4)
Systems of Recordation
140(5)
Establishing Grids and Units
145(4)
Creating Plan Maps
149(5)
Determining Elevation and Creating Topographic Maps
154(2)
Drafting Surveying Data
156(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
157(1)
Dig Deeper
158(3)
An Introduction to Sediments, Soils, Stratigraphy, and Geomorphology
Introduction
161(1)
Fundamentals of Sediment and Soil
162(21)
Defining and Interpreting Stratigraphy
183(3)
Gemorphology
186(5)
Examining and Recording a Profile
191(11)
Impact on Field Strategies
202(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
203(1)
Dig Deeper
203(2)
Working On the Surface
Discovering Archaeological Deposits
205(13)
Field Notes: What To Record and How
218(10)
What To Collect
228(1)
Remote Sensing
229(3)
Learning More About Surface and Above-Ground Archaeological Resources
232(3)
Integration with Excavation and Subsurface Testing Strategies
235(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
236(1)
Dig Deeper
236(3)
Subsurface Investigations
The Basics
239(31)
Field Records
270(6)
Conservation of Materials
276(6)
Health, Safety, and General Logistical Concerns
282(3)
Discovering Buried Archaeological Deposits
285(9)
Expanding Your Perspective About Field Records and Data Collection
294(4)
Expanding Your Perspective About Health, Safety, and General Logistical Concerns
298(1)
Further Investigations of Buried Deposits
298(3)
Expanding Your Perspective About Types of Excavations, Excavation Techniques, and Provenience Recording Systems
301(3)
Special Features and Deposits
304(10)
Expanding Your Perspective About Mapping, Data Collection and Processing
314(2)
Expanding Your Perspective About On-Site Logistics
316(1)
Applying Your Knowledge
317(1)
Dig Deeper
318(1)
Training and Professional Practice
Field Schools and Volunteer Situations
319(2)
Working as a Field Technician
321(4)
Finding a Job
325(5)
Applying Your Knowledge
330(1)
Dig Deeper
330(3)
Appendix 1 Ethical Principles and Codes of Conduct for Archaeologists 333(8)
Appendix 2 Summaries of Significant Federal Historic Preservation Legislation 341(4)
Appendix 3 Listing of State Historic Preservation Offices and Important Federal Agencies for Historic Preservation 345(10)
Appendix 4 Possible Field Ailments: Symptoms and Treatment 355(6)
Appendix 5 Examples of Job Descriptions for Archaeological Technicians, Entry/BA Degree Level Staff 361(8)
Bibliography 369(16)
Index 385


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