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Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology provides an invaluable overview of geoarchaeology and how it can be used effectively in the study of archaeological sites and contexts. Taking a pragmatic and functional approach, this book presents a fundamental, broad-based perspective of the essentials of modern geoarchaeology in order to demonstrate the breadth of the approaches and the depth of the problems that it can tackle.…mehr

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Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology provides an invaluable overview of geoarchaeology and how it can be used effectively in the study of archaeological sites and contexts. Taking a pragmatic and functional approach, this book presents a fundamental, broad-based perspective of the essentials of modern geoarchaeology in order to demonstrate the breadth of the approaches and the depth of the problems that it can tackle.
Autorenporträt
Paul Goldberg is a geologist and Professor in the Department of Archaeology, Boston University. He has carried out geoarchaeological research ranging from Quaternary landscapes and associated archaeological sites in the Near East, California, and Texas, to cave sediments in China, South Africa, Europe, and the USA.Richard I. Macphail is a Senior Research Fellow at University College London, investigating archaeological sediments, soils, and occupation deposits across Europe and the USA. He was a researcher for English Heritage for 20 years, and is currently a Research Fellow at Boston University and was professor invité at Université de Tours.
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"The textbook "Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology"deserves special consideration...with its scientific contents andhigh standard printing art is a significant step in the developmentof a new branch - ecological archaeology."
T. F. Urushadze, Annals of Agrarian Science, December2012

"There is a new exceptionally good geoarchaeology text - itis written for you. It tells you what a soil is, what a sedimentis, is easy to read well illustrated and designed for the fieldarchaeologist and not just the environmental and soil scientist. Itgives practical information and general information (and includeslab methods etc) and in my opinion it isthe best textbook on thesubject going and is suitable for all archaeologists."
Dr Michael J Allen, Environmental Manager, Wessex Archaeologyand Reviews Editor, The Prehistoric Society

"The authors of this book do a fantastic job explaining complexideas, frequently using key sites to show how geoarchaeology wascritical in understanding the full story of a site'sarchaeology."
Dirtbrothers.org, June 2006

"Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology gives athorough introduction to the discipline, allowing the reader togain a broad understanding of its possible applications ... A goodbasis for undergraduate and masters students approachinggeoarchaelology."
Archaeological Review from Cambridge

"Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology provides acomprehensive introduction to an increasingly importantsub-discipline of archaeology ... ideal as both a comprehensiveintroduction to the subject and as a reference."
Canadian Journal of Archaeology

"This is an excellent textbook, and it will be a resourcefor all archaeologists who want to integrate geoarchaeology intotheir research."
Journal of Geology

"An invigorating and important book that offers new insights... An excellent collection that aims to position the sociologyof work at the heart of the discipline." Geomorphology
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