Fieldwork in archaeology has been transformed over the past three decades.
Drawing on a wealth of experience in excavating some of the most complex, deeply-stratified sites in Britain, Steve Roskams describes the changes that have taken place in the theory and practice of excavation.
He then provides a clear account of contemporary techniques, covering pre-excavation reconnaissance and site evaluation, the preparations for full excavation, the actual process of excavation, and the recording of photographic, spatial, stratigraphic and physical evidence.
A final chapter discusses the future of excavation. This manual will be welcomed by the professional excavator, the academic researcher, students, and the interested amateur.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 328 pages, 72 b/w illus.
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 26/03/2001
- Category: Archaeological methodology & techniques
- ISBN: 9780521798013