Archaelogical Chemistry #968

Analytical Techniques and Archaeological Interpretation

Author: Michael D. Glascock,Robert J. Speakman,Rachel S. Popelka-Filcoff

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780841274136

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

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This book brings together 28 papers that address how various analytical techniques can be used to address specific archaeological questions.

The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Ceramic Analysis

Author: Alice M. W. Hunt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191503754

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

View: 4255


The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Ceramic Analysis draws together topics and methodologies essential for the socio-cultural, mineralogical, and geochemical analysis of archaeological ceramic. Ceramic is one of the most complex and ubiquitous archaeomaterials in the archaeological record: it occurs around the world and through time in almost every culture and context, from building materials and technological installations to utilitarian wares and votive figurines. For more than 100 years, archaeologists have used ceramic analysis to answer complex questions about economy, subsistence, technological innovation, social organization, and dating. The volume is structured around the themes 'Research design and data analysis', 'Foundational concepts', 'Evaluating ceramic provenance', 'Investigating ceramic manufacture', 'Assessing vessel function', and 'Dating ceramic assemblages'. It provides a common vocabulary and offers practical tools and guidelines for ceramic analysis using techniques and methodologies ranging from network analysis and typology to rehydroxylation dating and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Each chapter provides the theoretical background and practical guidelines, such as cost and destructiveness of analysis, for each technique, as well as detailed case studies illustrating the application and interpretation of analytical data for answering anthropological questions.

Scientific Methods and Cultural Heritage

An Introduction to the Application of Materials Science to Archaeometry and Conservation Science

Author: Gilberto Artioli

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199548269

Category: Art

Page: 536

View: 9137


Artioli provides an introduction to the methods and rationales of the scientific investigation of cultural heritage materials, with an emphasis placed on the analytical strategies, modes of operation and resulting information rather than on technicalities.

New Technologies for Archaeology

Multidisciplinary Investigations in Palpa and Nasca, Peru

Author: Markus Reindel,Günther A. Wagner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540874380

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 7928


This heavily-illustrated book covers recent developments in archaeometry and offers a multidisciplinary approach to reconstructing complex cultural histories. It also presents a detailed history of human development in South America’s Nasca region.

Mesoamerican Plazas

Arenas of Community and Power

Author: Kenichiro Tsukamoto,Takeshi Inomata

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816530580

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 1135


"This is the first book to examine the roles of plazas in ancient Mesoamerica. It argues persuasively that physical interactions among people in communal events were not the outcomes of political machinations held behind the scenes, but were the actual political processes through which people created, negotiated, and subverted social realities"--