Geological Methods for Archaeology

Geological Methods for Archaeology
Author : Norman Herz
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages : 343
Release : 1998
ISBN 10 : 9780195090246
ISBN 13 : 0195090241
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geological Methods for Archaeology Book Description:

This book discusses the application of geological methods and theory to archaeology. Written as a survey text covering appropriate methods and techniques taken from geology, geophysics, geochemistry, and geochronology, it shows the student the practicality and importance of each technique's use in solving archaeological problems. Specific techniques are illustrated by practical results obtained from the authors' use on archaeological digs. With an international geographical scope, the book draws on sites from both hemispheres, including the Franchthi Cave in Greece, St. Catherines Island in the U.S., the Roman site of Drand in France, and Monte Verde, Chile. The authors also address applications in less traditional areas such as underwater, historical, industrial, and conservation archaeology.


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