Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology
2. Edition September 2022
704 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
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Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology, Second Edition, provides an invaluable and vastly updated overview of geoarchaeology and how it can be used effectively in the study of archaeological sites and contexts. Taking a pragmatic and functional approach, this book presents:
* a fundamental, broad-based perspective of the essentials of modern geoarchaeology in order to demonstrate the breadth of the approaches and the depth of the problems that it can tackle.
* the rapid advances made in the area in recent years, but also gives the reader a firm grasp of conventional approaches.
* covers traditional topics with the emphasis on landscapes, as well as anthropogenic deposits and site formation processes and their investigation.
* provides guidelines for the presentation of field and laboratory methods and the reporting of geoarchaeological results.
* essential reading for archaeology undergraduate and graduate students, practicing archaeologists and geoscientists who need to understand and apply geoarchaeological methodologies, and help foster the dialog among diverse researchers investigating archaeological sites.
Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology, Second Edition, is an ideal resource for undergraduate and graduate students in archaeology, and a great practical reference for practicing archaeologists and geoscientists who need to understand and apply geoarchaeological methodologies internationally.
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Sediments
Chapter 3 - Stratigraphy
Chapter 4 - Soils
Chapter 5 - Slopes and slope deposits
Chapter 6 - Rivers (Y. Zhuang, Goldberg, P and Macphail, R. I.)
Chapter 7 - Lakes (Y. Zhuang, Goldberg, P and Macphail, R. I.)
Chapter 8 - Aeolian settings (C. Carey, Goldberg, P and Macphail, R. I.)
Chapter 9 - Marine Coasts
Chapter 10 - Caves and Rock shelters
Chapter 11 - Human impact: Changes to the Landscape on landscape
Chapter 12 - Human Use of materials
Chapter 13 - Anthropogenic Deposits
Chapter 14 - Experimental and Ethno- Geoarchaeology
Chapter 15 - Geoarchaeology in Forensic Science and Mortuary Archaeology
Chapter 16 - Field-based methods: Documenting Context (C. Carey, Goldberg, P and Macphail, R. I.)
Chapter 17 - Laboratory Techniques
Chapter 18 - Reporting and publishing
Chapter 19 - Concluding remarks and the geoarchaeological future
Paul Goldberg is a geologist, Professor Emeritus at Boston University, and Affiliated Professor of Geoarchaeology and Senior Researcher in the Institute of Archaeological Science (INA) at the University of Tübingen. He has carried out geoarchaeological research ranging from Quaternary landscapes and associated archaeological sites in the Near East, California, and Texas, to cave sediments in China, South Africa, Europe, and the USA.
Richard Macphail is a Senior Research Fellow at University College London, investigating archaeological sediments, soils, and occupation deposits across Europe, especially Scandinavia and also provides some worldwide examples. He was a researcher for English Heritage for 20 years, and was Professor Invité at Université de Tours.
Chris Carey is a geoarchaeologist and archaeological scientist, and is currently a Principal Lecturer at the University of Brighton, where he is a specialist in remote sensing and mapping.
Yijie Zhuang is Associate Professor at Institute of Archaeology, University College London, who has added to numerous studies of Far Eastern sites.