The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

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Oxford University Press, UK, Jul 24, 2003 - Social Science - 528 pages
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Over 4,000 entries of essential archaeological vocabulary provide comprehensive up-to-date coverage of theory and methods; people, artefacts and materials; sites, monuments, and legislation. The archaeology of a selection of key sites from around the world is described. Quick reference tables show the main chronological periods and traditions. - ;COMPREHENSIVE, AUTHORITATIVE, AND ACCESSIBLE. IDEAL FOR BOTH PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR ARCHAEOLOGISTS. With over 4,000 entries covering the essential vocabulary for everyday archaeological work in the English language, this up-to-date dictionary is the most wide-ranging and comprehensive of its kind. There is coverage of principles, theories, techniques, artefacts, materials, people, places, monuments, equipment, and descriptive terms - from amphora to ziggurat, and Beaker Culture to molluscan analysis. The dictionary focuses especially on Europe, the Old World, and the Americas, and covers legislation relating to the United Kingdom and the USA. The archaeology of a selection of key sites from around the world is also described. A quick reference section of maps and tables provides an easy way to rapidly locate information on the main chronological periods and traditions, international conventions, and stratigraphic subdivisions. Written by a leading authority, the dictionary's detailed but clear entries provide an essential reference source for students, teachers, professionals, and enthusiasts alike. -

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Timothy Darvill is Professor of Archaeology at Bournemouth University, and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He graduated from Southampton University and has worked for the Western Archaeological Trust and the Council for British Archaeology. He has directed a number of excavations, was Secretary of the Committee for Archaeology in Gloucestershire, and Secretary of CBA Group 13. He has also served on the Council of the National Trust and was Chairman of the Institute of Field Archaeologists. He is currently chairman of the board of directors of the Cotswold Archaeological Trust Ltd. His previous publications include numerous reports and papers in academic and popular journals, and he has written several books including: The Archaeology of the Uplands (1986), Prehistoric Britain (1987), and Prehistoric Britain from the Air (1996).

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