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By Peter Drewett

Since its first book, Field Archaeology: An Introduction has proved to be a key guide for all these venture introductory classes in archaeology or volunteering on their first excavation. during this revised moment version, key advancements in expertise, idea and alterations within the legislation are integrated, bringing it modern with the newest fieldwork practices. The dig is the face of archaeology such a lot instantly recognized by means of most people, and is usually what draws either scholars and amateurs to the self-discipline. but there's even more to operating within the box than digging on my own. Peter Drewett's accomplished survey explores the method, from the center paintings of discovery and excavation to the ultimate product, the broadcast archaeological file. the most themes are:

  • How an archaeological web site is formed
  • Finding and recording archaeological sites
  • Planning excavations, digging the positioning and recording the results
  • Post-fieldwork making plans, processing and reveals analysis
  • Interpreting the proof
  • Publishing the report

Illustrated with a hundred photos and line drawings, and utilizing a number of case reports, this moment variation of Field Archaeology guarantees it's going to stay the fundamental introductory consultant for archaeology scholars and the transforming into variety of fans for the subject.

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