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Field Archaeology

1st Edition

By R.J.C. Atkinson


260 pages

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During the years before this book was first published in 1946, and re-editioned in 1953, much had been written on the results of archaeological research, but no account had been published of the methods by which those results are obtained. This book provides a simple introduction to the principles and practice of out-of-doors research in archaeology. It covers in detail all the main procedures with which the student should be familiar, including the use of maps and air-photographs, excavation, the drawing of plans, photography, the recording and interpretation of evidence, and the final publication of results. The bibliographies, glossary and appendices summarise much information not easily available elsewhere.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: The Search for Evidence 1. Field-Work 2. Excavation Part 2: The Record of the Evidence 3. Archaeological Surveying 4. Recording 5. Photography Part 3: The Interpretation of the Evidence 6. Interpretation Part 4: Publication of the Evidence 7. The Publication of Archaeological Reports. Glossary. Appendices

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

Reissuing works originally published between 1930 and 1996, this set presents a rich selection of renowned and lesser-known scholarship across the subject. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this set of research, guidance and surveys. It includes works of theory and of practical research, ranging over a wide range of themes from archaeology and place-names to industrial archaeology to the rock art of Africa.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology