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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 56 new and published books in the subject of Archaeological Science & Methodology — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Science in the Study of Ancient Egypt

    By Sonia Zakrzewski, Andrew Shortland, Joanne Rowland

    Series: Routledge Studies in Egyptology

    There is a notable lack of archaeological science used in Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology today. The reasons behind this are twofold: one, the discipline started with the early translation of Hieroglyphs which, combined with the large amount of written and pictorial material available, has long...

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Material Evidence

    Learning from Archaeological Practice

    Edited by Robert Chapman, Alison Wylie

    How do archaeologists make effective use of physical traces and material culture as repositories of evidence? Material Evidence takes a resolutely case-based approach to this question, exploring instances of exemplary practice, key challenges, instructive failures, and innovative developments in...

    Published December 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. US Cultural Diplomacy and Archaeology

    Soft Power, Hard Heritage

    By Christina Luke, Morag Kersel

    Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology

    Archaeology’s links to international relations are well known: launching and sustaining international expeditions requires the honed diplomatic skills of ambassadors. U.S. foreign policy depends on archaeologists to foster mutual understanding, mend fences, and build bridges. This book explores how...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Field Archaeology

    By R.J.C. Atkinson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    During the years before this book was first published in 1946, and re-editioned in 1953, much had been written on the results of archaeological research, but no account had been published of the methods by which those results are obtained. This book provides a simple introduction to the principles...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Tree-ring Dating and Archaeology

    By M.G.L. Baillie

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    The analysis of tree-ring patterns, or dendrochronology, is a very exact science and an important dating technique. The basis of the method is misleadingly simple: that overlap of successive older ring patterns can generate a master chronology and samples of unknown age can then be checked against...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Piecing Together the Past

    The Interpretation of Archaeological Data

    By V. Gordon Childe

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    Originally published in 1956, this concise book brought together wisdom from V. Gordon Childe based upon 10 years of his lectures on the principles of archaeological classification, terminology and interpretive concepts. It examines meanings of technical terms and methodologies used in prehistoric...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Analytical Archaeology

    By David L. Clarke

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This study was well-established as a pioneer work on archaeological methodology, the theoretical basis of all archaeological analysis whatever the period or era. The first edition of the book presented and evaluated the radical changes in methodology which derived from developments in other...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Models in Archaeology

    Edited by David L. Clarke

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This major study reflects the increasing significance of careful model formation and testing in those academic subjects that are struggling from intuitive and aesthetic obscurantism toward a more disciplined and integrated approach to their fields of study. The twenty-six original contributions...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Archaeology by Experiment

    By John Coles

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    Experimental archaeology is a new approach to the study of early man. By reconstructing and testing models of ancient equipment with the techniques available to early man, we learn how he lived, hunted, fought and built. What did early man eat? How did he store and cook his food? How did he make...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Field Archaeology in Britain

    By John Coles

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    A practical guide to the various modern methods of discovery, excavation and recording of the remains left by prehistoric man in Britain. It stresses the vital role played by the amateur rescuing evidence of man’s past behaviour in these islands, and is illustrated by maps, site plans and sections,...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge