The SAS Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences provides an authoritative and expert overview of the concepts, research, and techniques that together define the discipline. Sponsored by The Society fo... Lire la suite
The SAS Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences provides an authoritative and expert overview of the concepts, research, and techniques that together define the discipline. Sponsored by The Society for Archaeological Sciences, it is an essential reference resource for those in the field of archaeology who want to understand the lives of those who have come before us, supported not only by science and technology, but also by theoretical approaches from the social sciences and the humanities. Comprised of over 480 entries contributed by scholars from all over the world and managed by 11 international and well recognized section editors, this comprehensive encyclopedia provides a broad overview of the scientific principles and techniques that allow for a more rigorous interpretation of archaeological data. It outlines how to study the characteristics and properties of materials, as well as instrumental techniques and relative methods currently applied in field and laboratory work. Key areas of content include Foundations of Archaeological Sciences, Field Methods in Archaeology, Analyses of Materials, Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Conservation, Cultural Heritage, and Theoretical approaches to the study of material culture and our uses of archaeological sciences. As the 21st century promises to bring greater challenges to our capacity to live on the planet, archaeologists in collaboration with their scientific colleagues provide important evidence and solutions through their documentation of the diversity and complexity of human societies through time. The SAS Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences will therefore be a valuable reference work for students, researchers, and professionals in anthropology and archaeology as well as other disciplines. This work is also available as an online resource: <a href="http://www.archaeologicalsciencesencyclopedia.com">www.archaeologicalsciencesencyclopedia.com</a>"-- Provided by publisher.
"Archaeological investigations have become increasingly sophisticated in recent decades with the application of analytic methods to the study of past and present societies. The application of analytical methods to interpret material remains and to learn about human populations from the distant past to the present has encouraged the collaboration of archaeologists with scientists from a wide range of disciplines. The collaboration has resulted in numerous peer-reviewed publications, in new lectureships and professorships, in a wider range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses being offered, and even in dedicated funding by research entities Réduire
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