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DISCOVERING THE PAST THROUGH ARCHAEOLOGY


The science and practice of studying excavation materials and ancient sites, with more than 300 photographs, maps and detailed illustrations


Christopher Catling PUB DATE:


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Oct 2011 (UK) Jan 2012 (US) UK £8.99/US $17.99 (P) 128 (A128)


297 x 228mm/111 9781844769957 1 84476 995 X


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• A unique book for the practical archeaologist, going beyond the initial discovery and excavation to the key processes of analysis that take place in the next stages


• Discover what happens post dig, how all the information is linked together and analyzed, and the different people involved in the process


• Learn how to study artefacts to provide dating evidence and the range of techniques used including dendrochronology and radiocarbon dating


• Investigate the many expert archaeological fields associated with buildings, battlefields, marine archaeology, facial reconstruction, forensics, and archaeoastronomy


• Includes an authoritative section on the major archaeological periods, from pre-history to pre-Columbian, and the discoveries associated with them


• Advises on how to get involved in local research projects


This guide is ideal for anyone with a passion for delving into the past. It is a fascinating read for those wishing to discover what happens to the finds post excavation. A chronological section guides you through the major archaeological periods and explains how the study of ancient remains has given insights into the origins of human species. There are also sections on the key techniques associated with different types of archaeological sites, from churches and burial chambers to industrial buildings and shipwrecks.With over 300 photographs and artworks, this is a fantastic reference book for new and experienced archaeologists alike.


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About the Author


Christopher Catling is a best-selling author whose interest in archaeology and world heritage began as a boy. He writes for Current Archaeology and Current World Archaeology magazines, the Institute of Field Archaeology and English Heritage, and is the vice-chairman of Cotswold Archaeology. He is also an established travel writer and has produced guides to Florence,Venice, Amsterdam, London, Madeira and Tuscany.


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