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    DescriptionThe Archaeologist's Fieldwork Companion is the only current one-volume collection of the practical information and material needed by archaeologists doing fieldwork. * Designed as a literal companion to fieldwork: a concise informational toolkit to be carried into the field * Provides lists and checklists, planning help, recording and measurement charts and tables, analysis and classification guides, information on drafting and artifact drawing, abbreviations, sample forms, and legislation concerning archaeological fieldwork * Offers additional information for processing research, such as a guide to research publication and an extensive bibliography for further resources * An invaluable aid not only to students undertaking fieldwork for the first time, but also to seasoned archaeologists

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    The Archaeologist's Fieldwork Companion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barbara Ann Kipfer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 488
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 652 g
    ISBN 13: 9781405118866
    ISBN 10: 1405118865

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 41
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BIC subject category V2: HDW
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
    DC22: 930.1028
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: CC76 .K57 2007
    Thema V1.0: NKX
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
    Publication date
    01 January 2007
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    Author Information
    Barbara Ann Kipfer has a Ph.D. in Archaeology from Greenwich University. She is the author of the 7,000-headword Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology (2000). Kipfer has worked as a lexicographer for more than 25 years and is the author of more than 30 books.
    Review quote
    "An excellent compilation of equipment lists and procedures, covering a wide range of fieldwork activities. It will be valuable to professionals and students alike, in both the field and the classroom." Harold Mytum, University of York "Kipfer's all-inclusive guidebook will no doubt help archaeologists of all levels avoid common mistakes in the field and the lab by providing useful information in a handy portable format." Diana DiPaolo Loren, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University "This useful compendium of practical resources for students, professionals, and amateurs condenses a plethora of reference information, from conversion tables to codes of ethics, into one handy package." Ruth M. Van Dyke, Colorado College "This easy-to-use spiral-bound book by independent scholar Kipfer offers extensive information and materials to assist in the practical aspects of doing archaeology ... It will be invaluable for a variety of readers from beginners in archaeological fieldwork to professional archaeologists ... Highly recommended." Choice "There is something for everyone in this volume. The wire spiral binding gives the added advantage of being easy to use in the field." Australian Archaeology
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    "The Archaeologist's Fieldwork Companion" is the only current collection of the practical information and material needed by archaeologists doing fieldwork. Specifically designed as a one-volume resource to be carried into the field, this concise informational toolkit provides detailed sections on classification and typology, creating forms and records, measurement and conversion, mapping, drawing, and photographing, and help with planning, along with a section of lists and checklists, and a resources section containing information on relevant associations and publications, the law and ethics relating to archaeology, and where to buy supplies. A final section contains extensive lists of abbreviations.

    This rich compendium of crucial tools will be an invaluable aid not only to students undertaking fieldwork for the first time, but also to seasoned archaeologists.

    Table of contents
    Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. Classification and Typology. 2. Forms and Records. 3. Lists and Checklists. 4. Mapping, Drawing, and Photographing. 5. Measurement and Conversion. 6. Planning Help. 7. Resources. Appendix: Abbreviations and Codes.