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Fieldwork in archaeology has been transformed over the past three decades. Drawing on a wealth of experience in excavating some of the most complex, deeply-stratified sites in Britain, Steve Roskams describes the changes that have taken place in the theory and practice of excavation. He then provides a clear account of contemporary techniques, covering pre-excavation reconnaissance and site evaluation, the preparations for full excavation, the actual process of excavation, and the recording of photographic, spatial, stratigraphic and physical evidence. A final chapter discusses the future of excavation. This manual will be welcomed by the professional excavator, the academic researcher, students, and the interested amateur.

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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 170 x 246 x 22mm | 639.58g
  • CambridgeUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 72 b/w illus.
  • 0521798019
  • 9780521798013
  • 580,960

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"Well thought out...Excavation is a worthy companion for any excavator." Canadian Field-Journal

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