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The Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences

López Varela, Sandra L.


1. Edition October 2018
2240 Pages, Hardcover
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ISBN: 978-0-470-67461-1
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The SAS Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences provides an authoritative and expert overview of the concepts, research, and techniques that together define the discipline. Sponsored by The Society for Archaeological Sciences, it is an essential reference resource for those in the field of archaeology who want to understand the lives of those who have come before us, supported not only by science and technology, but also by theoretical approaches from the social sciences and the humanities.

Comprised of over 480 entries contributed by scholars from all over the world and managed by 11 international and well recognized section editors, this comprehensive encyclopedia provides a broad overview of the scientific principles and techniques that allow for a more rigorous interpretation of archaeological data. It outlines how to study the characteristics and properties of materials, as well as instrumental techniques and relative methods currently applied in field and laboratory work. Key areas of content include Foundations of Archaeological Sciences, Field Methods in Archaeology, Analyses of Materials, Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Conservation, Cultural Heritage, and Theoretical approaches to the study of material culture and our uses of archaeological sciences.

As the 21st century promises to bring greater challenges to our capacity to live on the planet, archaeologists in collaboration with their scientific colleagues provide important evidence and solutions through their documentation of the diversity and complexity of human societies through time. The SAS Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences will therefore be a valuable reference work for students, researchers, and professionals in anthropology and archaeology as well as other disciplines.

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Volume I

About the Editors vii

Contributors xi

Alphabetical List of Entries xxxi

Thematic List of Entries xxxvii

Introduction xliii

Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences A-? 1

Volume II

Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences ?-? 000

Volume III

Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences ?-? 000

Volume IV

Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences ?-Z 000

Index 000
Editor-in-Chief Sandra L. López Varela is Professor in the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. She has dedicated her efforts to promote science and technology in archaeological research, receiving the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prize from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2012). She has served at the Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association (2011-2014), as President of the Society for Archaeological Sciences (2009-2011), and as Treasurer of the Sociedad Mexicana de Antropología. She has also published in numerous international journals and editorials.

S. L. López Varela, Universidad Autonoma Del Estado De Morelos