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Archaeological Investigation

Archaeological Investigation by Martin Carver is continuing to gain rave reviews across the academic and professional spectrum. The latest review appears on the Digging the Dirt website which ranks the book as one of the most important and influential books on fieldwork. You can read the full review here.

Archaeological Investigation is a companion for a newcomer to professional archaeology – from a student introduction (part one), to first practical work (part two) to the first responsibilities for producing reports (part three) and, in part four, to the tasks of project design and heritage curation that provide the meat and drink of the fully fledged professional. 

It has been called 'the best book in the English language for fifty years or more on the practice of field archaeology' by Richard Hodges, Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, USA and British Archaeology Magazine described it as 'quite simply a terrific book, and is now the primer for matters of archaeological technique and methodology.'

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  1. Archaeological Investigation

    By Martin Carver

    Drawing its numerous examples from Britain and beyond, Archaeological Investigation explores the procedures used in field archaeology travelling over the whole process from discovery to publication. Divided into four parts, it argues for a set of principles in part one, describes work in the...

    Published December 9th 2009 by Routledge