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.