The Archaeology Coursebook: An Introduction to Study Skills, Topics and Methods

The Archaeology Coursebook: An Introduction to Study Skills, Topics and Methods

The Archaeology Coursebook: An Introduction to Study Skills, Topics and Methods

The Archaeology Coursebook: An Introduction to Study Skills, Topics and Methods

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The Archaeology Coursebook is an unrivalled guide to students studying archaeology for the first time. It will interest pre-university students and teachers as well as undergraduates and enthusiasts.

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You need to be able to

understand the key methods used by archaeologists to locate and define sites

identify some strengths and limitations of the most important techniques

suggest appropriate methods for locating and exploring sites in particular circumstances

establish your own system of note-taking for the course.

Archaeologists use a wide range of reconnaissance techniques to locate archaeological sites and to investigate sites without excavating them. Some archaeologists predict that future advances in these non-invasive, and non-destructive, methods may see them emerge as an alternative to excavation. Reconnaissance techniques are also used to

Figure 1.1 Factors influencing the choice of reconnaissance method

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