Archaeological Research : A Brief Introduction book cover
3rd Edition

Archaeological Research
A Brief Introduction

ISBN 9780367640682
Published December 31, 2021 by Routledge
202 Pages 77 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The third edition of Archaeological Research introduces the basic methods of archaeological research, including data collection, analysis, and interpretation, as well as considering the state of the field today.

With new sections on curating archaeological collections and public archaeology, the third edition also adds a new chapter on the analysis of metals and glass. This popular, concise textbook examines approaches to the archaeological record, sampling and research design, survey and excavation methods and strategies, recordkeeping, dating and analysis of archaeological materials, and the professional practice of archaeology.

Archaeological Research continues to be an excellent text for undergraduate students in basic archaeology courses, field methods courses, and field schools.

Table of Contents

1. The Archaeological Research Process 2. The Archaeological Record 3. Measurement and Sampling 4. Survey Methods and Strategies 5. Excavation Methods and Strategies 6. Recordkeeping 7. Dating Archaeological Materials 8. Lithic Analysis 9. Ceramic Analysis 10. Analysis of Metals and Glass 11. Floral and Faunal Analysis 12. Presenting Results 13. Curating Archaeological Collections 14. Historic Preservation and the Practice of Archaeology

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Peter N. Peregrine is Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. He serves as research associate for the Human Relations Area Files at Yale University and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.