Field methods in archaeology

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Left Coast Press, Jan 15, 2009 - Social Science - 436 pages
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Field Methods in Archaeology has been the leading source for instructors and students in archaeology courses and field schools for 60 years since it was first authored in 1949 by the legendary Robert Heizer. Left Coast has arranged to put the most recent Seventh Edition back into print after a brief hiatus, making this classic textbook again available to the next generation of archaeology students. This comprehensive guide provides an authoritative overview of the variety of methods used in field archaeology, from research design, to survey and excavation strategies, to conservation of artifacts and record-keeping. Authored by three leading archaeologists, with specialized contributions by several other experts, this volume deals with current issues such as cultural resource management, relations with indigenous peoples, and database management as well as standard methods of archaeological data collection and analysis.

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Contents

Goals of Archaeological Investigation
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Research Design and Sampling
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Site Survey Kenneth L Feder
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About the author (2009)

Hester is a Consulting Archaeologist.

Harry J. Shafer is professor emeritus of anthropology at Texas A&M University, College Station.

KENNETH L. FEDER is Professor of Anthropology, Central Connecticut State University.

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