Item Details

How to Do Archaeology the Right Way

Barbara A. Purdy and Robert J. Austin
Format
Book
Published
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2016]
Edition
Second edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780813061696, 0813061695
Summary
Purdy answers the questions "How do archaeologists know where to dig?" and "Why do they excavate a particular site?" and she discusses the months of planning, surveying, mapping, testing, fund raising, and permit acquisition that precede excavation. She also includes information on the rules and regulations governing digs, on artifact analysis, dating, and preservation, and on the ways in which excavation affects the balance of nature.
Contents
  • Artifacts and the lifestyles of the people who made them
  • Survey and excavation methods and their importance
  • Analysis of materials recovered from archaeological sites
  • Dating artifacts and archaeological sites
  • Degradation, preservation, and curation
  • The cultural and environmental heritage entombed in Florida's waterlogged sites
  • Cultural resource laws and regulations
  • Applying archaeological methods in cultural resource management.
Description
xviii, 312 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes
  • Originally published: 1996.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-299) and index.
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