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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
D.R. Brothwell and A.M. Pollard have got together to create the first large
scale review of the many sciences which contribute to modern archaeology for
over 30 years.
The Handbook of Archaeological Sciences is intended to bring together a
substantial overview of the sciences in archaeology in one complete volume. The
book is organised under eight broad headings: dating, quaternary
palaeoenvironments, human palaeobiology, developments in biomolecular
archaeology, resource exploitation, archaeological prospection, conservation
science in the archaeological context and statistical and computer
applications. The contributors, who are all well-known in their own areas of
expertise, bring together in each chapter the basic science and the relevance
of this science to the overall goal of archaeology - understanding humans in
This book is an invaluable source of reference for those interested in
archaeology, anthropology, quaternary studies, geography, palaeoecology,
computing, biology, chemistry and physics, those involved in commercial and
local authority field archaeology units, museums and archaeological