The archaeologist's field handbook

by Heather Burke, 1966-

Book, 2008



Call number

CC76 .B87


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The complete manual to archaeological field work in Australia, fully revised to incorporate digital techniques and new methods. With step-by-step guidelines, it is an essential companion for consultants, amateur heritage researchers and students.In one volume here is everything you need to conduct fieldwork in archaeology. The Archaeologist's Field Handbook is designed for every kind of archaeological practice, from simple site recordings to professional consultancies and anyone who wants to record heritage sites responsibly...This hands-on manual provides step-by-step instructions on how to undertake and successfully complete fieldwork in all fields of archaeology, from Indigenous to historical to landscape work. Charts, checklists, graphs, maps and diagrams clearly illustrate how to design, fund, research, map, record, interpret, photograph and write up your fieldwork...This second edition is updated throughout and incorporates strategies for digital data capture, improved methods, recent legislation and more affordable technologies for surveying and photography. The Archaeologist's Field Handbook remains the ultimate resource for consultants, teachers, students, community groups and anyone involved in heritage fieldwork...'An essential aid for beginners and professionals.' - Emeritus Professor John Mulvaney..'The word comprehensive is an understatement when describing The Archaeologist's Field Handbook. It covers almost every imaginable aspect of fieldwork in an easy to understand and well-structured manner. This book will be invaluable for those just starting their archaeological career as well as seasoned field veterans.' - Australian Archaeology.… (more)

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