Earth Sciences and Archaeology

Earth Sciences and Archaeology

Author: Paul Goldberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461511830

Category: Social Science

Page: 513

View: 700

This volume brings together contributions from an experienced group of archaeologists and geologists whose common objective is to present thorough and current reviews of the diverse ways in which methods from the earth sciences can contribute to archaeological research. Many areas of research are addressed here, including artifact analysis and sourcing, landscape reconstruction and site formation analysis, soil micromorphology and geophysical exploration of buried sites.

Earth Sciences and Archaeology

Earth Sciences and Archaeology

Author: Paul Goldberg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0306462796

Category: Social Science

Page: 513

View: 549

This volume brings together contributions from an experienced group of archaeologists and geologists whose common objective is to present thorough and current reviews of the diverse ways in which methods from the earth sciences can contribute to archaeological research. Many areas of research are addressed here, including artifact analysis and sourcing, landscape reconstruction and site formation analysis, soil micromorphology and geophysical exploration of buried sites.

Geoarchaeology

Geoarchaeology

Author: George Robert Rapp

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300109665

Category: Science

Page: 357

View: 103

Considering the history and theory of geoarchaeology, this book discusses soils and environmental interpretations; initial context and site formation; methods of discovery and spatial analyses; estimating time; and others. It is for all professionals and students interested in the field of geoarchaeology

Earth Science

Earth Science

Author: IntroBooks

Publisher: IntroBooks

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 40

View: 296

Both earth science and geo-archaeology are two very unique discipline of science which shares a lot of resemblances to each other. Although the supposed differences between these two endeavors continue to be discussed (e.g., Butzer, 1982; Rapp and Hill, 1998), here we are basically concerned with any subject that bridges the interface between the earth sciences and archaeology, with the earth sciences including a wide array of subjects, such as geomorphology, sedimentology, geochronology, stratigraphy, geochemistry, geo-physics and pedology. Among the earliest of the volumes on geoarchaeology was a collection of papers from a symposium titled "Sediments in Archaeology" held in England in the early 1970’s [Shackley & Davidson, 76’]. The papers from this groundbreaking effort were organized into themes that included Techniques, sediments of biological nature, Sedimentary Environments (coastal, lacustrine, and terrestrial

Environmental Archaeology: Meaning and Purpose

Environmental Archaeology: Meaning and Purpose

Author: Umberto Albarella

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401596527

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 204

Despite the fact that the human life of the past cannot be understood without taking into account its ecological relationships, environmental studies are often marginalized in archaeology. This is the first book that, by discussing the meaning and purpose we give to the expression `environmental archaeology', investigates the reasons for such a problem. The book is written in an accessible manner and is of interest to all students who want to understand the essence of archaeology beyond the boundary of the individual subdisciplines.

Techniques in Archaeological Geology

Techniques in Archaeological Geology

Author: Ervan Garrison

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354043822X

Category: Science

Page: 328

View: 369

The archaeological geology of the Quaternary or the geological epoch during which humankind evolved is a scientific endeavor with much to offer in the fields of archaeology and palaeoanthropology. Earth science techniques offer diverse ways of characterizing the elements of past landscapes and archaeological facies. This book is a survey of techniques used in archaeological geology for the study of soils, sediments, rocks and minerals. The techniques presented represent those most commonly used today. They are discussed in detail and examples are provided, in many cases, to demonstrate their usefulness to archaeologists.

Late Quaternary Environmental Change

Late Quaternary Environmental Change

Author: Martin Bell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317904793

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 500

Late Quaternary Environmental Change addresses the interaction between human agency and other environmental factors in the landscapes, particularly of the temperate zone. Taking an ecological approach, the authors cover the last 20,000 years during which the climate has shifted from arctic severity to the conditions of the present interglacial environment.

Environmental Archaeology

Environmental Archaeology

Author: Chris Turney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781444119268

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 865

Environmental Archaeology: Theoretical and Practical Approaches outlines and assesses the various methods used to reconstruct and explain the past interaction between people and their environment. Emphasising the importance of a highly scientific approach to the subject, the book combines geoarchaeological, bioarchaeological (archaeobotany and zooarchaeology) and geochronological information and examines how these various aspects of archaeology may be used to enhance our knowledge and understanding of past human environments. Drawing from both the practical experiences of the authors and cutting-edge research, Environmental Archaeology: Theoretical and Practical Approaches is a valuable contribution to the subject. It will be essential reading for students and professionals in archaeology, geography and anthropology.