Introducing Archaeological Science

Kate Britton, Michael Richards

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Book Description: This book provides an up to date introduction to the exciting, but complex, new scientific methodologies that are increasingly used in archaeological study. Written by an international team of specialists, it provides clear and engaging overviews of a wide array of approaches, including DNA and proteomics, dating methods, materials analysis, stable isotope analysis, and the scientific study of human, plant, and animal remains, among other topics. Each technique is explored through the use of actual archaeological examples, which both explain the methods and highlight their potential applications. The work is carefully illustrated with useful charts, graphs and other images, which complement the detail in the text, and help to articulate the case studies explored as well as the underlying principles of the techniques involved. Feature tables in many of the chapters highlight selected research on each topic, providing useful summaries of the current state and scope of the field for the reader. This volume will serve as a handy reference tool for scholars, as well as a key textbook for courses on archaeological science.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchaeological Science
EditorsMichael Richards, Kate Britton
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISBN (Print)9781139013826
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 29 Aug 2018

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Britton, K., & Richards, M. (Accepted/In press). Introducing Archaeological Science. In M. Richards, & K. Britton (Eds.), Archaeological Science Cambridge University Press.

Introducing Archaeological Science. / Britton, Kate; Richards, Michael.

Archaeological Science. ed. / Michael Richards; Kate Britton. Cambridge University Press, 2019.

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Britton, K & Richards, M 2019, Introducing Archaeological Science. in M Richards & K Britton (eds), Archaeological Science. Cambridge University Press.
Britton K, Richards M. Introducing Archaeological Science. In Richards M, Britton K, editors, Archaeological Science. Cambridge University Press. 2019
Britton, Kate ; Richards, Michael. / Introducing Archaeological Science. Archaeological Science. editor / Michael Richards ; Kate Britton. Cambridge University Press, 2019.
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