Field Seasons: Reflections on Career Paths and Research in American Archaeology

In Field Seasons, Anna Marie Prentiss chronicles her experiences as an archaeologist, providing an insider’s look at the diverse cultures, personal agendas, and career pathways associated with American archaeology since the late twentieth century. As the narrative moves from her academic training to employment in government and private consulting to her eventual professorship

American Artifacts of Personal Adornment, 1680-1820: A Guide to Identification and Interpretation (American Association for State and Local History)

Bracelets, buckles, buttons, and beads. Clasps, combs, and chains. Items of personal adornment fill museum collections and are regularly uncovered in historical period archaeological excavations. But until the publication of this comprehensive volume, there has been no basic guide to help curators, registrars, historians, archaeologists, or collectors identify this class of objects from colonia

American Archaeology Uncovers the Vikings free ebook

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American Archaeology Uncovers the Vikings

Age 9 and up Introduces historical archaeology, discusses important archeological finds from Viking settlements in North America, and explains how archaeologists dig in the ground and examine artifacts in order to understand the past.

Climate Change in Prehistory: The End of the Reign of Chaos

How did humankind deal with the extreme challenges of the last Ice Age? How have the relatively benign post-Ice Age conditions affected the evolution and spread of humanity across the globe? By setting our genetic history in the context of climate change during prehistory, the origin of many features of our modern world are identified and presented in this illuminating book. It reviews the aspects

Field Archaeology: An Introduction free ebook

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Field Archaeology: An Introduction

Peter Drewett's comprehensive survey explores every stage of the dig process, from the core work of discovery and excavation to the final product: the published archaeological report.

Main topics covered are:

how an archaeological site is formed
finding and recording archaeological sites
planning excavations, digging the site and recording the results

The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology free ebook

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The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

Archaeology is a vast subject - it is the study of human society everywhere in the world, from distant human origins 3-4 million years ago up to the present day. The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology brings together 35 authors - all specialists in their own fields - to explain what archaeology is really about. This is one of the most comprehensive treatments of the subject and of the key debates e