The practical archaeologist : how we know what we know about the past

by Jane McIntosh

Paper Book, 1986

Status

Available

Call number

GN31.2 .M35

Publication

New York, NY ; Oxford : Facts on File, c1986.

Description

The Practical Archaeologist is an introduction to archaeology with a user-oriented approach. Researchers of all ages will learn how archaeologists work and how they interpret the evidence they discover. More than 200 full-color and black-and-white photographs, maps, drawings, and charts enhance the text throughout. Detailed chapters explore archaeological history, topography, methodology, tools and technology, and interpretive techniques. This second edition features: -- Computers and archaeology, including virtual reality reconstructions -- CAT scans, DNA, and the reconstruction of faces from skulls -- Underwater archaeology -- The discovery of royal burials at Sipan -- New discoveries at Sutton Hoo, including sand ghosts.

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Language

Physical description

192 p.; 25 cm

ISBN

0816018146 / 9780816018147

Barcode

34662000512621

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