Archaeological Chemistry begins with a brief description of the goals and history of archaeological science, and the place of chemistry within it. It sets out the most widely used analytical techniques in archaeology and compares them in the light of relevant applications.
(First edition also available.)
Dwight Read examines attempts to systematize the cultural domains in premodern societies through a historical study of pottery typologies. He then offers a methodology for producing classifications that are both salient to the cultural groups that produced them and relevant for establishing cultural categories and timelines for the archaeologist attempting to understand the relationship between material culture and ideational culture of ancient societies.
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Hardesty and Little provide practical guidance for archaeologists and others on how to examine archaeological sites for their historical significance, both for academic reasons and for proposal to the National Register of Historic Places.
Provides an introduction to the advanced fields of synchrotron radiation science, neutron science, and computed tomography, and offers solutions through advanced scientific techniques to a wide range of problems facing museum staff.
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Research Methods in Anthropology is the standard textbook for methods classes in anthropology. Written in Russ Bernard's unmistakable conversational style, his guide has launched tens of thousands of students into the fieldwork enterprise with a combination of rigorous methodology, wry humor, and commonsense advice.
(4th edition also available.)