By Peter Drewett

Since its first booklet, Field Archaeology: An Introduction has proved to be a key instruction manual for all these venture introductory classes in archaeology or volunteering on their first excavation. during this revised moment variation, key advancements in expertise, conception and alterations within the legislation are incorporated, bringing it modern with the newest fieldwork practices. The dig is the face of archaeology such a lot instantly regarded via most of the people, and is usually what draws either scholars and amateurs to the self-discipline. but there's even more to operating within the box than digging on my own. Peter Drewett's finished survey explores the method, from the center paintings of discovery and excavation to the ultimate product, the printed archaeological document. the most subject matters are:

  • How an archaeological website is formed
  • Finding and recording archaeological sites
  • Planning excavations, digging the location and recording the results
  • Post-fieldwork making plans, processing and reveals analysis
  • Interpreting the proof
  • Publishing the report

Illustrated with a hundred images and line drawings, and utilizing a variety of case reports, this moment variation of Field Archaeology guarantees it is going to stay the fundamental introductory advisor for archaeology scholars and the transforming into variety of lovers for the subject.

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