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With over 4,000 entries covering the essential vocabulary for everyday
archaeological work in the English language, this up-to-date dictionary is the
most wide-ranging and comprehensive of its kind. There is coverage of
principles, theories, techniques, artefacts, materials, people, places,
monuments, equipment, and descriptive terms--from amphora to ziggurat, and
Beaker Culture to molluscan analysis. The dictionary focuses especially on
Europe, the Old World, and the Americas, and covers legislation relating to the
United Kingdom and the USA. The archaeology of a selection of key sites from
around the world is also described.
A quick reference section of maps and tables provides an easy way to rapidly
locate information on the main chronological periods and traditions,
international conventions, and stratigraphic subdivisions. Written by a leading
authority, the dictionary's detailed but clear entries provide an essential
reference source for students, teachers, professionals, and enthusiasts alike.