Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology
Barbara Ann Kipfer
Springer Science & Business Media, 2000 - History - 708 pages
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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Supplementary List of Archaeological Sites and Terms
1st millennium BC 3rd millennium BC 4th millennium BC 5th century 6th century BC Acheulian Africa ancient animals archaeological architecture artifacts Asia assemblage axes bifacial blades bone Bronze Age buildings built burial capital carved cave cemetery central century BC ceramic Chalcolithic clay coast complex copper culture decorated deposits developed Dynasty earliest Early Bronze Age east eastern Egypt Egyptian Empire especially Europe evidence excavated flakes flint glacial grave Greek human important industry Iron Age island king kingdom known Late Neolithic later levels lithic Magdalenian material Maya Mesolithic metal microliths monuments mound Mousterian Neolithic northern occupation painted palace period phase Pleistocene pottery prehistoric pyramid radiocarbon dates region remains River rock shelter Roman scrapers sequence settlement southern Stone Age stone tools structure technique temple term tion tombs town trade tradition Upper Palaeolithic Valley vessels walls ware western