The Handbook of British Archaeology (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Handbook of British Archaeology A guide to archaeological methods, artifacts and monuments. It describes various archaeological periods found in Britain. It features illustrations that enable comparison and identification of objects and monuments - from Palaeolithic hand axes to post-medieval gravestones. It is suitable for field archaeologists, and heritage professionals.
- Published: 25 September 2008
- Format: Paperback 544 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781845296063 ISBN 10: 1845296060
- Sales rank: 286,202
Full description for The Handbook of British Archaeology
For over 25 years "The Handbook of British Archaeology" has been the foremost guide to archaeological methods, artifacts and monuments, providing clear explanations of all specialist terms used by archaeologists. This completely revised and updated edition is packed with the latest information and now includes the most recent developments in archaeological science. Meticulously researched, every section has been extensively updated by a team of experts.There are chapters devoted to each of the archaeological periods found in Britain, as well as two chapters on techniques and the nature of archaeological remains. All the common artifacts, types of sites and current theories and methods are covered. The growing interest in post-medieval and industrial archeology is fully explored in a brand new section dealing with these crucial periods. Hundreds of new illustrations enable instant comparison and identification of objects and monuments - from Palaeolithic hand axes to post-medieval gravestones. Several maps pinpoint the key sites, and other features include an extensive bibliography and a detailed index. "The Handbook of British Archaeology" is the most comprehensive resource book available and is essential for anyone with an interest in the subject - from field archaeologists and academics to students, heritage professionals, Time Team followers and amateur enthusiasts.