Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

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COMPREHENSIVE, AUTHORITATIVE, AND ACCESSIBLE. IDEAL FOR BOTH PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR ARCHAEOLOGISTS. With over 4,000 entries covering the essential vocabulary for everyday archaeological work in the English language, this up-to-date dictionary is the most wide-ranging and comprehensive of its kind. There is coverage of principles, theories, techniques, artefacts, materials, people, places, monuments, equipment, and descriptive terms - from amphora to ziggurat, and Beaker Culture to molluscan analysis. The dictionary focuses especially on Europe, the Old World, and the Americas, and covers legislation relating to the United Kingdom and the USA. The archaeology of a selection of key sites from around the world is also described. A quick reference section of maps and tables provides an easy way to rapidly locate information on the main chronological periods and traditions, international conventions, and stratigraphic subdivisions. Written by a leading authority, the dictionary's detailed but clear entries provide an essential reference source for students, teachers, professionals, and enthusiasts alike.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 34mm | 439.98g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • maps, tables
  • 0192800051
  • 9780192800053

Table of contents

PREFACE; ABBREVIATIONS; DICTIONARY; 1. Principle international conventions and recommendations concerning the preservation of archaeological and historic sites and artefacts; 2. Principal stratigraphic subdivisions of the Cenozoic area; 3. Principal stratigraphic subdivisions of the Quaternary system; 4. Principal geostratigraphic and biostratigraphic subdivisions of the late Devensian and Flandrian stages in the British Isles; 5. Correlation of the principal geostratigraphic subdivisions of the Pleistocene series in Europe and North America; 6. Principal phases, industrial traditions and stages of the British Bronze Age; 7. Principal North American cultural phases; 8. Egyptian rulers and dynasties; 9. Roman emperors; 10. Leaders, rulers, kings, and queens of England to AD1066show more

About Timothy Darvill

Timothy Darvill is Professor of Archaeology at Bournemouth University, and chairman of the board of directors of the Cotswold Archaeological Trust Ltd. His previous books include The Archaeology of the Uplands (1986), Prehistoric Britain (1987), and Prehistoric Britain from the Air (1996).show more

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"Archaeologists' jargon can be hard on the amateur and Timothy Darvill's dictionary is good at demystifying it." "Archaeologists' jargon can be hard on the amateur and Timothy Darvill's dictionary is good at demystifying it."--Sunday Telegraph "Archaeologists' jargon can be hard on the amateur and Timothy Darvill's dictionary is good at demystifying it."--Sunday Telegraph "Archaeologists' jargon can be hard on the amateur and Timothy Darvill's dictionary is good at demystifying it."--Sunday Telegraph "Archaeologists' jargon can be hard on the amateur and Timothy Darvill's dictionary is good at demystifying it."--Sunday Telegraphshow more

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