Archaeological Laboratory Methods: An Introduction by Mark Q. Sutton and Brooke S. Arkush introduces students to the theory and methods of describing and analyzing archaeological material obtained from the field in a laboratory setting. The many approaches include basic description and various forms of more detailed analyses of artifacts and other material.
This edition of Archaeological Laboratory Methods: An Introduction includes:
a chapter on archaeology in general
a chapter on cataloguing
11 chapters on methods of analysis
a chapter on illustration
a chapter on setting up a laboratory
learning objectives for each chapter
a bibliography and suggested additional readings
a detailed index and glossary
a sample excavation report
has been updated to include the most recent materials
has a completely revamped Chapter 14 (illustration)
has new color photographs
can be used by students and professionals alike
Archaeological Laboratory Methods: An Introduction seeks not only to provide instruction into the method and theory of laboratory analysis, but also to engage the reader to better understand the general process of archaeological research and its overall value in understanding both past and present human societies.
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