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Almost every artifact in archaeological analysis originates in or on the ground. While there are elaborate methods for extracting and analyzing artifacts, treatment of the matrix within which they are located is often unsophisticated and does not include systematic analysis.

Sediments in Archaeological Contextand#160;concerns the analysis of this matrix and the potential use of sediments to answer archaeological questions. Describing sediments and sampling them in appropriate ways do not replace the study of artifacts, but they can provide additional, useful information regarding a site complex, its physical environment, and the relations of artifacts to each other.

Each chapter in the volume considers sediments within a specific context. Topics include sediments found in a variety of environments: cultural environments, rockshelter and cave environments, dryland alluvial environments, humid alluvial environments, lake environments, shoreline environments, and spring and wetland environments.

Sediments in Archaeological Contextand#160;is intended for every archaeologist who investigates sites in depositional contexts.

About the Author

William R. Farrandand#160;is director emeritus of the Exhibit Museum of Natural History and professor emeritus of geological sciences at the University of Michigan.

Julie K. Steinand#160;is professor of anthropology and dean of computing, facilities, and research at the University of Washington.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780874806915
Editor:
Stein, Julie K.
Editor:
Farrand, William R.
Editor:
Stein, Julie K.
Editor:
Farrand, William R.
Author:
Stein, Julie K.
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Location:
Salt Lake City
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Excavations (archaeology)
Subject:
Geology, stratigraphic
Subject:
Antiquities, prehistoric
Subject:
Excavations
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Geology-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
59 illus., 7 tables
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

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History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » Archaeology » Method and Theory
Humanities » Philosophy » General
Science and Mathematics » Geology » General

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