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The Archaeologists' Handbook takes a look at the role of archaeologists from the discovery of an artefact or archaeological site to the identification, dating, preservation, restoration, and understanding of what has been found. This book looks at everything from the most basic archaeological techniques to the latest technological advances used to assist the modern archaeoThe Archaeologists' Handbook takes a look at the role of archaeologists from the discovery of an artefact or archaeological site to the identification, dating, preservation, restoration, and understanding of what has been found. This book looks at everything from the most basic archaeological techniques to the latest technological advances used to assist the modern archaeologist; all explained in Ardagh's inimitable and amusing style.The various branches of archaeology are explained, and it is shown how archaeologists with different skills and expertise work together with experts from other fields - including geologists, biologists and those all-important historians - to help create a better understanding of our ancestors, whatever part of the world they might have lived in. With a glossary of terms in the back, and a section on the stories behind the most famous discoveries, this is a must for amateur archaeologists, young and old....

Title : The Archaeologists' Handbook
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ISBN : 9780571206872
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Archaeologists' Handbook Reviews

  • Amelia
    2019-03-18 13:00

    An easy four stars this one. Faber & Faber have The Archaeologist's Handbook listed as a children's book but in all honesty I think it could appeal to just about anyone of any age. I certainly didn't find it dumbed down in any way. I really enjoyed learning more about the archaeological process. It's a really thorough - but at the same time, not so excessively detailed as to find yourself bogged down - description/explanation of everything that goes into a dig. There were many things included that I hadn't a clue about, or at least not in any great detail. Very much recommended. A double thumbs up from my mum as well, who has daydreamed about being an archaeologist a time or two!