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Environmental Archaeology: Principles and Practice

 
 
 
 
Environmental Archaeology: Principles and Practice
Author: Dena F. Dincauze
ISBN 13: 9780521310772
ISBN 10: 521310776
Edition: CA res. please inc. 7.25%
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2000-09-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 620
List Price: $74.99
 
 

Authoritative and essential guide to methods interpreting the ecology of archaeological sites, and their applications.

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Dincauza (anthropology, U. of Massachusetts-Amherst) offers archaeologists a guide to using a wide range of scientific approaches for delineating and interpreting the ecology of their sites. They include measuring time with isotopes and magnetism, climate reconstruction, geomorphology, sedimentology, soil science, paleobotany, and faunal paleoecology. She warns that selecting and using such techniques without understanding their theoretical foundation can lead to some very silly findings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)