Geoarchaeology : The Earth-Science Approach to Archaeological Interpretation

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An indispensable book for all professionals and students interested in the field of geoarchaeology, including those with limited earth-science experience, this new edition of Geoarchaeology builds on the success and innovation of the first edition and includes updates, new concepts and examples, an enhanced bibliography, and many new illustrations. The second edition begins by considering the history and theory of geoarchaeology. Rapp and Hill then move to discussions of soils and environmental interpretations; initial context and site formation; methods of discovery and spatial analyses; estimating time; paleoenvironments, landscapes, and the human past; identifying, analyzing, and sourcing raw materials; and construction, destruction, and conservation of sites and materials. "[This book] covers a wide range of topics ...with clarity and balance...[The] chapters are all well written and have concise introductory discussions that are not too detailed and not too brief...Beautifully produced."--Michael Waters, Geoarchaeology: An International Journal (on the first edition)show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 339 pages
  • 178 x 250 x 22mm | 639.58g
  • Yale University Press
  • New Haven, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • b/w illus
  • 0300109660
  • 9780300109665
  • 319,502

About Jr. George Rapp

George (Rip) Rapp is Regents Professor Emeritus of Geoarchaeology and was formerly director of the Archaeometry Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. Christopher L. Hill is an assistant professor in the department of anthropology at Boise State University, Boise, more

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"Probably the most comprehensive treatise on geoarchaeology yet written."-Vance Haynes, University of Arizona -- Vance Haynes "Rapp and Hill provide the single most comprehensive guide to basic principles in the field of Geoarchaeology. The text is an essential resource for teaching earth science applications to undergraduate archaeologists."-Andrea Freeman, University of Calgary -- Andrea Freemanshow more