By Norman Herz

This ebook discusses the appliance of geological tools and idea to archaeology. Written as a survey textual content protecting acceptable tools and strategies taken from geology, geophysics, geochemistry, and geochronology, it indicates the coed the practicality and value of every technique's use in fixing archaeological difficulties. particular strategies are illustrated by means of useful effects got from the authors' use on archaeological digs.

With a global geographical scope, the booklet attracts on websites from either hemispheres, together with the Franchthi collapse Greece, St. Catherines Island within the united states, the Roman website of Drand in France, and Monte Verde, Chile. The authors additionally tackle functions in much less conventional parts akin to underwater, historic, commercial, and conservation archaeology.

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