The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

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Darvill (archaeology, Bournemouth U., UK) presents an introduction and reference to archaeology as a science, offering some 4,000 entries addressing themes, trends, techniques, major figures, legislation, and important discoveries and findings around the world. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
With over 4,000 entries covering the essential vocabulary for everyday archaeological work in the English language, this up-to-date dictionary is the most wide-ranging and comprehensive of its kind. There is coverage of principles, theories, techniques, artefacts, materials, people, places, monuments, equipment, and descriptive terms - from amphora to ziggurat, and Beaker Culture to molluscan analysis.
The dictionary focuses especially on Europe, the Old World, and the Americas, and covers legislation relating to the United Kingdom and the USA. The archaeology of a selection of key sites from around the world is also described.

Oxford University Press
Here is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and useful guide to the language of archeology. With more than 4,000 original entries mapping the world of archeological theory and research, this book details the concepts, methods, materials, artifacts, findings, and sites around the world.
This A-to-Z resource is a virtual introduction to archeology as a science, covering its key themes, trends, techniques, and major figures, as well as its principal discoveries and findings in all parts of the world. Included are quick reference guides to chronological periods and traditions, lists of abbreviations and key historical figures, and detailed portraits of the archeology of key sites from around the world.
The Dictionary is unique in providing full coverage of the principles and theoretical perspectives that are the foundations of the field, as well as American and British legislation relevant to archeological sites and research.
For students teachers, scholars, for armchair and amateur archeologists, the Dictionary is an invaluable resource-and a much-needed tool.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780192116499
Branch Call Number: R 930.103 DAR
Characteristics: x, 506 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm


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