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The Archaeologist's Field Handbook 2ed : The essential guide for beginners and professionals in Australia - Heather Burke

The Archaeologist's Field Handbook 2ed

The essential guide for beginners and professionals in Australia

Paperback Published: 25th January 2017
ISBN: 9781743318065
Number Of Pages: 536

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The complete manual to archaeological field work in Australia, fully revised to incorporate digital techniques and new methods. With step-by-step guidelines, it is an essential companion for consultants, amateur heritage researchers and students.

In one volume here is everything you need to conduct fieldwork in archaeology. The Archaeologist's Field Handbook is designed for every kind of archaeological practice, from simple site recordings to professional consultancies and anyone who wants to record heritage sites responsibly.

This hands-on manual provides step-by-step instructions on how to undertake and successfully complete fieldwork in all fields of archaeology, from Indigenous to historical to landscape work. Charts, checklists, graphs, maps and diagrams clearly illustrate how to design, fund, research, map, record, interpret, photograph and write up your fieldwork.

This second edition is updated throughout and incorporates strategies for digital data capture, improved methods, recent legislation and more affordable technologies for surveying and photography. The Archaeologist's Field Handbook remains the ultimate resource for consultants, teachers, students, community groups and anyone involved in heritage fieldwork.

About the Author

Heather Burke is Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology at Flinders University, and has many years experience as a consultant archaeologist. She has participated in and directed numerous surveys and excavations for historic, prehistoric and Aboriginal sites across Australia.

Michael Morrison is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at Flinders University.

Claire Smith is a Professor with the Department of Archaeology at Flinders University and a former President of the World Archaeological Congress. She is editor of the eleven-volume Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology.

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1. The Context of Archaeological Fieldwork

2. Designing Your Project

3. Maps and Navigation

4. Recording Landscapes

5. Recording Sites

6. Archaeological Surveying

7. Principles of Archaeological Photography

8. Surface Collection and Excavation

9. Recording Artefacts

10. Cultural Heritage Values and Significance

Appendix 1. The relationship between scale, measurement and the size of a feature on a drawn plan

Appendix 2. Archaeological toolkits

Appendix 3. Sample recording forms

Appendix 4. Rim diameter chart for historic ceramics

Appendix 5. Guides to dating common historical artefacts

Appendix 6. Nic Grguric's guide to dating firearms-related

Appendix 7. Guidelines for producing technical reports



ISBN: 9781743318065
ISBN-10: 1743318065
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 536
Published: 25th January 2017
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 17.6
Weight (kg): 1.13
Edition Number: 2

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