Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology

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Barbara Ann Kipfer
Springer Science & Business Media, 2000 - History - 708 pages
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The "Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology" gathers theterms and techniques of archaeology and addresses the uniqueness ofarchaeologists among those looking into the past in that they drawfrom many sources of information. By contrast, historians deal withwritten records and paleontologists study fossilized remains, butarchaeologists deal with all the information that can be obtainedabout the past from all material remains.The "Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology" puts forward andencyclopedic view of the extraordinary world of archaeology and thefascinating techniques used to piece together civilizations of thepast. From traditional to applied archaeology, the data gathered inthis volume may serve as a field manual and resource guide for boththe amateur and the professional. It aims to satisfy a need for anarchaeological work of general reference summarizing what is knownfrom archaeology about human history in all parts of the globe.In defining the terms and techniques of archaeology, the"Encyclopedic" "Dictionary of Archaeology" identifies anddescribes major premises, important concepts, and scientific methodsused in the field. There is a balance of New World and Old Worldcoverage, theory, method, and practice. The work is the largest andmost comprehensive dictionary of its kind with a total of over 7,000entries.
  

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Contents

Aa
1
Bb
49
Cc
87
Dd
146
Ee
166
Ff
184
Gg
201
Hh
223
Pp
414
Qq
464
Rr
469
Ss
487
Tt
548
Uu
581
Vv
588
Ww
596

Ii
248
Jj
262
Kk
267
LI
293
Mm
323
Nn
377
Oo
399
Xx
606
Yy
609
Zz
613
Bibliography
617
Supplementary List of Archaeological Sites and Terms
623
A Timeline
679
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About the author (2000)

Barbara Ann Kipfer is a lexicographer and an enthusiastic culinarian. The bestselling author of 14,000 Things to Be Happy About and other list, reference, archaeology, and spiritual books, she holds PhDs in linguistics, archaeology, and Buddhist studies and has worked as a lexicographer and ethnographer for more than thirty years. Her website is thingstobehappyabout.com.

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