Collins Dictionary of Archaeology

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Paul G. Bahn
ABC-CLIO, 1993 - History - 654 pages
In the preface to this new dictionary of archaeology, Dr. Paul Bahn describes his approach to compiling this work as " ... an attempt to drag the concept of the archaeological dictionary kicking and screaming into the 1990s." And he has done so without losing any of the traditional power of a good dictionary. Endeavoring to pay particular attention to theoretical and technical terms not usually included in similar dictionaries, Dr. Bahn was aided by a contributors' panel of 16 regional experts. The resulting dictionary of nearly 3,000 entries offers definitions of the archaeological world's most recent terms and theories and covers techniques, sites, and time-honored nomenclature as well. Biographical entries on archaeologists of the past further enhance the scope of the dictionary, giving the reader a sense of the historical development of the discipline. Readers will also benefit from the abundant cross-references that interconnect related entries and from the line drawings that accompany many of the entries. Forty-seven pages of maps and a list of titles for further reading arranged by topic complete this new research tool and field guide that will capably serve the broad spectrum of the archaeologically interested public.

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Contents

Section 1
40
Section 2
48
Section 3
50
Section 4
52
Section 5
75
Section 6
84
Section 7
102
Section 8
106
Section 25
370
Section 26
377
Section 27
394
Section 28
398
Section 29
403
Section 30
418
Section 31
445
Section 32
447

Section 9
107
Section 10
113
Section 11
115
Section 12
122
Section 13
140
Section 14
155
Section 15
157
Section 16
169
Section 17
214
Section 18
218
Section 19
234
Section 20
254
Section 21
257
Section 22
289
Section 23
295
Section 24
313
Section 33
454
Section 34
455
Section 35
457
Section 36
476
Section 37
489
Section 38
509
Section 39
510
Section 40
559
Section 41
564
Section 42
585
Section 43
591
Section 44
613
Section 45
622
Section 46
629
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