Making dead oysters talk

techniques for analyzing oysters from archaeological sites

Author: Bretton W. Kent,Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 107

View: 7214

Field Methods in Archaeology

Seventh Edition

Author: Thomas R Hester,Harry J Shafer,Kenneth L Feder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315428393

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 4192

Field Methods in Archaeology has been the leading source for instructors and students in archaeology courses and field schools for 60 years since it was first authored in 1949 by the legendary Robert Heizer. Left Coast has arranged to put the most recent Seventh Edition back into print after a brief hiatus, making this classic textbook again available to the next generation of archaeology students. This comprehensive guide provides an authoritative overview of the variety of methods used in field archaeology, from research design, to survey and excavation strategies, to conservation of artifacts and record-keeping. Authored by three leading archaeologists, with specialized contributions by several other experts, this volume deals with current issues such as cultural resource management, relations with indigenous peoples, and database management as well as standard methods of archaeological data collection and analysis.

Past Meets Present

Archaeologists Partnering with Museum Curators, Teachers, and Community Groups

Author: John H. Jameson,Sherene Baugher

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387482164

Category: Social Science

Page: 466

View: 4807

The last decade has witnessed increased interest in establishing partnerships between professional practitioners in public interpretation and educational institutions to excavate and preserve the past. These developments have occurred amidst a realization that community-based partnerships are the most effective mechanism for long-term success. With international contributions, this volume addresses these latest trends and provides case studies of successful partnerships.

Environmental Archaeology

Principles and Practice

Author: Dena F. Dincauze

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521310772

Category: Social Science

Page: 587

View: 3537

Archaeologists today need a wide range of scientific approaches in order to delineate and interpret the ecology of their sites. But borrowing concepts from other disciplines demands a critical understanding, and the methods must be appropriate to particular sets of data. This book is an authoritative and essential guide to methods, ranging from techniques for measuring time with isotopes and magnetism to the sciences of climate reconstruction, geomorphology, sedimentology, soil science, paleobotany and faunal paleoecology. Their applications are illustrated by examples from the Paleolithic, through classical civilizations, to urban archaeology.

Wigmore Castle, North Herefordshire

Excavations 1996 and 1998

Author: Stephanie Ratkai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351191373

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 1167

"Excavations at Wigmore Castle were carried out in 1996 and 1998 as a precursor to repair and consolidation of the castle by English Heritage. The castle had remained the honorial caput of the Mortimer family from the late 11th century through to 1425, an unusually long tenure amongst Marcher lordships. The Mortimer family became increasingly important players in the history of England. Thereafter the Mortimer inheritance passed to the Dukes of York and from there to the Crown. Evidence of the earliest castle was found during the excavations, including part of a substantial 12th-century timber building, part of which had been used as a kitchen. Here remains of a sequence of hearths, cooking pots and food remains were found. The construction of defences in stone probably began in the 12th century. The effect of conflict on the castle was indicated by the presence of ballista balls, arrowheads, a possible crannequin and fragments of plate armour. A possible period of neglect occurred in the later 14th century but by the 15th century the castle was the scene of renewed activity including the rebuilding of the curtain wall. Dietary evidence and some of the artefacts indicate that there was high-status occupation, in which hunting played an important role that continued throughout the 15th century. By the 16th century the castle fabric was beginning to fall into disrepair and evidence of repairs and modifications were noted. Nevertheless, high-status occupation continued and the castle remained to play an important role as a secondary seat of the Council of the Marches. However, by the early 17th century decline at the castle appears to have been terminal. The castle was now owned by the Harley family and it is they who are credited with the pre-emptive slighting of the castle during the Civil War. The slighting is not evident in the excavated areas, and the area in and around the East Tower appears to have been derelict well before the mid-17th century. Pottery, clay pipe and other artefacts which can definitely be ascribed to the Civil War are few. An oxshoe found in the latest deposits may well be associated with the removal of fallen stone for building elsewhere. Thereafter the castle appears to have been little visited and almost total ruination had set in by the early 18th century. In 1995 the castle was taken into English Heritage Guardianship and has been consolidated and restored as a romantic ruin.

A Chesapeake Family and Their Slaves

A Study in Historical Archaeology

Author: Anne Elizabeth Yentsch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521467308

Category: History

Page: 433

View: 2043

This book is a unique archaeological study of a British aristocratic family in eighteenth century Chesapeake.

Fieldwork in the Library

A Guide to Research in Anthropology and Related Area Studies

Author: Robert C. Westerman

Publisher: Amer Library Assn

ISBN: 9780838906323

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 357

View: 975

The Florida Anthropologist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Indians of North America

Page: N.A

View: 6932

Contains papers of the Annual Conference on Historic Site Archeology.

Dogan Point

A Shell Matrix Site in the Lower Hudson Valley

Author: Cheryl Claassen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Dogan Point Site (N.Y.).

Page: 182

View: 6659

From the Ground Up

Beyond Gender Theory in Archaeology : Proceedings of the Fifth Gender and Archaeology Conference, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, October 1998

Author: Nancy L. Wicker,Bettina Arnold

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 154

View: 1057

A series of papers from the Proceedings of the Fifth Gender and Archaeology Conference held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, October 1998. These explore recent research in gender: gender theory, gender in archaeology and anthropology, and methodological issues. Case studies range from the Mediterranean, to the Americas, Scandinavia and Madagascar, from the third millennium BC to the present day.

From the Arctic to Avalon

papers in honour of Jim Tuck

Author: Peter Ramsden,Lisa Kathryn Rankin

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd


Category: Social Science

Page: 174

View: 1474