Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology : Excavation, Paperback / softback Book

Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology : Excavation Paperback / softback


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 / softback
  • Pages: 328 pages, 42 Halftones, unspecified; 30 Line drawings, unspecified
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Archaeological methodology & techniques
  • ISBN: 9780521798013



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