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

2nd Edition - The essential guide for beginners and professionals in Australia

By: Heather Burke, Michael Morrison, Claire Smith

Paperback | 25 January 2017 | Edition Number 2

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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 Authors

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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