A Field Guide to Conservation Archaeology in North America

Author: Georgess McHargue,Michael Roberts

Publisher: Book Sales

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 319

View: 3405

Provides the amateur with all necessary information on and essential instruction in the techniques and purposes of archaeological fieldwork, emphasizing the preservation of evidence in even the smallest site

Archaeological Sites

Conservation and Management

Author: Sharon Sullivan,Richard Mackay

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606061240

Category: Social Science

Page: 786

View: 9111

"Edited anthology of 73 previously published texts on the theory and practice of the conservation and management of archaeological sites"--Provided by publisher.

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology

Author: Barbara Ann Kipfer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475751338

Category: Social Science

Page: 708

View: 9715

A modern, comprehensive compilation of more than 7,000 entries covering themes, concepts, and discoveries in archaeology written in nontechnical language and tailored to meet the needs of professionals, students and general readers. The main subject areas include artifacts; branches of archaeology, chronology; culture; features; flora and fauna; geography; geology; language; people; related fields; sites; structures; techniques and methods; terms and theories; and tools.

Reading Rural Landscapes: A Field Guide to New England's Past

Author: Robert Stanford

Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

ISBN: 0884483703

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 8436

William Faulkner once said, "The past is never dead. It's not even past." Nowhere can you see the truth behind his comment more plainly than in rural New England, especially Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and western Massachusetts. Everywhere we go in rural New England, the past surrounds us. In the woods and fields and along country roads, the traces are everywhere if we know what to look for and how to interpret what we see. A patch of neglected daylilies marks a long-abandoned homestead. A grown-over cellar hole with nearby stumps and remnants of stone wall and orchard shows us where a farm has been reclaimed by forest. And a piece of a stone dam and wooden sluice mark the site of a long-gone mill. Although slumping back into the landscape, these features speak to us if we can hear them and they can guide us to ancestral homesteads and famous sites. Lavishly illustrated with drawings and color photos. Provides the keys to interpret human artifacts in fields, woods, and roadsides and to reconstruct the past from surviving clues. Perfect to carry in a backpack or glove box. A unique and valuable resource for road trips, genealogical research, naturalists, and historians.

Numismatic Archaeology of North America

A Field Guide

Author: Marjorie H. Akin,James C. Bard,Kevin Akin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315521326

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

View: 8073

Numismatic Archaeology of North America is the first book to provide an archaeological overview of the coins and tokens found in a wide range of North American archaeological sites. It begins with a comprehensive and well-illustrated review of the various coins and tokens that circulated in North America with descriptions of the uses for, and human behavior associated with, each type. The book contains practical sections on standardized nomenclature, photographing, cleaning, and curating coins, and discusses the impacts of looting and of working with collectors. This is an important tool for archaeologists working with coins. For numismatists and collectors, it explains the importance of archaeological context for complete analysis.

Archaeology in Practice

A Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses

Author: Jane Balme,Alistair Paterson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405148861

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 6199

Archaeology in Practice: A Student Guide to ArchaeologicalAnalyses offers students in archaeology laboratory courses adetailed and invaluable how-to manual of archaeological methods andprovides insight into the breadth of modern archaeology. Written by specialists of material analyses, whose expertiserepresents a broad geographic range Includes numerous examples of applications of archaeologicaltechniques Organized by material types, such as animal bones, ceramics,stone artifacts, and documentary sources, or by themes, such asdating, ethics, and report writing Written accessibly and amply referenced to provide readers witha guide to further resources on techniques and theirapplications Enlivened by a range of boxed case studies throughout the maintext

A Field Guide to Animal Tracks

Author: Olaus Johan Murie,Mark Elbroch

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618517435

Category: Nature

Page: 391

View: 8799

A new edition of the classic guide to animal tracking includes descriptions of habitats, habits, signs, and much more, providing thousands of line drawings of bird, reptiles, amphibians, and insects that leave tracks. Original.

Digging It Up Down Under

A Practical Guide to Doing Archaeology in Australia

Author: Claire Smith,Heather Burke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387352635

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

View: 1182

This field manual provides essential background information for those interested in undertaking archaeology in Australia. Professional archaeologists provide their personal tips for working in each state and territory, dealing with a living heritage, working with Aboriginal peoples, and coping with Australian conditions. Grounded in the social, political and ethical issues that inform Australian archaeology today, this book is also packed with practical advice.

Time and Complexity in Historical Ecology

Studies in the Neotropical Lowlands

Author: William L. Balée,Clark L. Erickson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231509618

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 1214

This collection of studies by anthropologists, botanists, ecologists, and biologists is an important contribution to the emerging field of historical ecology. The book combines cutting-edge research with new perspectives to emphasize the close relationship between humans and their natural environment. Contributors examine how alterations in the natural world mirror human cultures, societies, and languages. Treating the landscape like a text, these researchers decipher patterns and meaning in the Ecuadorian Andes, Amazonia, the desert coast of Peru, and other regions in the neotropics. They show how local peoples have changed the landscape over time to fit their needs by managing and modifying species diversity, enhancing landscape heterogeneity, and controlling ecological disturbance. In turn, the environment itself becomes a form of architecture rich with historical and archaeological significance. Time and Complexity in Historical Ecology explores thousands of years of ecological history while also addressing important contemporary issues, such as biodiversity and genetic variation and change. Engagingly written and expertly researched, this book introduces and exemplifies a unique method for better understanding the link between humans and the biosphere.

The Archaeological Guide to Iowa

Author: William E. Whittaker,Lynn M. Alex,Mary De La Garza

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1609383370

Category: History

Page: 271

View: 1766

Provides information on 68 important archaeological sites in Iowa, including sites of every type, from every time period, and in every part of the state.

Fish, Fur & Feathers

Fish and Wildlife Conservation in Alberta 1905-2005

Author: Federation of Alberta Naturalists,Fish and Wildlife Historical Society

Publisher: Nature Alberta

ISBN: 9780969613473

Category: Fishes

Page: 418

View: 2463

The Guide to Iowa's State Preserves

Author: Ruth Herzberg,John A. Pearson,Iowa. Dept. of Natural Resources

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9780877457749

Category: History

Page: 196

View: 3539

The Iowa state preserves system was created in 1965; a decade later, thirty preserves had been dedicated, including “six native prairies, a native White Pine stand, the state's only Sphagnum bog, a Balsam Fir stand, some of the oldest exposed rock outcrops in the world, an ancient fort, a fen, several Indian mound groups and a historical cemetery.” This new guide to all ninety Iowa state preserves—biological, geological, archaeological, historical, and scenic—describes the state's most treasured prairies and forests, quartzite outcrops and ice caves, and Indian mounds and wetlands as well as such historic sites as Fort Atkinson and Montauk. Each entry includes two-color, progressively scaled maps giving the location of the preserve within the state, within its county, relative to a nearby town (with a recommended driving route), and on the local landscape (using USGS 7.5-minute topo maps). Also included are written directions (using 911 street names and signs); a description of the preserve's size, features, and history; a list of nearby or similar preserves, parks, natural areas, and other attractions; recommended readings; and contact information. (There are a few exceptions for privately owned or fragile preserves.) For travelers, a map in the introduction numbers all the preserves both geographically and alphabetically by name. Although the preserves system emphasizes preservation rather than recreation, some preserves do have formal trails; some allow hunting, horseback riding, and canoeing; a few have museums or nature centers. This comprehensive guide allows visitors to plan active and informative visits to sites that highlight Iowa's natural and cultural heritage.

Cultural Property Law

A Practioner's Guide to the Management, Protection, and Preservation of Heritage Resources

Author: Sherry Hutt,Caroline M. Blanco

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590312902

Category: Law

Page: 271

View: 980

Cultural Property Law is a practical guide to the application and interpretation of the statutes and codes that direct the management, protection, and preservation of cultural property.

History Beyond the Text

A Student’s Guide to Approaching Alternative Sources

Author: Sarah Barber,Corinna Peniston-Bird

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135688710

Category: History

Page: 210

View: 8971

Historians are increasingly looking beyond the traditional, and turning to visual, oral, aural, and virtual sources to inform their work. The challenges these sources pose require new skills of interpretation and require historians to consider alternative theoretical and practical approaches. In order to help historians successfully move beyond traditional text, Sarah Barber and Corinna Peniston-Bird bring together chapters from historical specialists in the fields of fine art, photography, film, oral history, architecture, virtual sources, music, cartoons, landscape and material culture to explain why, when and how these less traditional sources can be used. Each chapter introduces the reader to the source, suggests the methodological and theoretical questions historians should keep in mind when using it, and provides case studies to illustrate best practice in analysis and interpretation. Pulling these disparate sources together, the introduction discusses the nature of historical sources and those factors which are unique to, and shared by, the sources covered throughout the book. Taking examples from around the globe, this collection of essays aims to inspire practitioners of history to expand their horizons, and incorporate a wide variety of primary sources in their work.

Ancient Civilizations

Author: Dr. Brian Fagan,Chris Scarre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317350332

Category: Social Science

Page: 575

View: 447

Drawing on many avenues of inquiry: archaeological excavations, surveys, laboratory work, highly specialized scientific investigations, and on both historical and ethnohistorical records; Ancient Civilizations, 3/e provides a comprehensive and straightforward account of the world’s first civilizations and a brief summary of the way in which they were discovered.

A Companion to Rock Art

Author: Jo McDonald,Peter Veth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118253922

Category: Social Science

Page: 736

View: 9375

This unique guide provides an artistic and archaeological journeydeep into human history, exploring the petroglyphic andpictographic forms of rock art produced by the earliest humans tocontemporary peoples around the world. Summarizes the diversity of views on ancient rock art fromleading international scholars Includes new discoveries and research, illustrated with over160 images (including 30 color plates) from major rock art sitesaround the world Examines key work of noted authorities (e.g. Lewis-Williams,Conkey, Whitley and Clottes), and outlines new directions for rockart research Is broadly international in scope, identifying rock art fromNorth and South America, Australia, the Pacific, Africa, India,Siberia and Europe Represents new approaches in the archaeological study of rockart, exploring issues that include gender, shamanism, landscape,identity, indigeneity, heritage and tourism, as well astechnological and methodological advances in rock art analyses

Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge

Author: William Haviland,Harald Prins,Bunny McBride,Dana Walrath

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133957420

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 911

Explore the most fascinating, creative, dangerous, and complex species alive today: you and your neighbors in the global village. With compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in far-flung places, the authors of CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: THE HUMAN CHALLENGE provide a holistic view of anthropology to help you make sense of today’s world. With this text you will discover the different ways humans face the challenge of existence, the connection between biology and culture in the shaping of human beliefs and behavior, and the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Evolution and Prehistory: The Human Challenge

Author: William Haviland,Dana Walrath,Harald Prins,Bunny McBride

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 049538190X

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 485

Explore evolution and prehistory through photos, examples, and anthropologists' studies with Haviland et al's EVOLUTION AND PREHISTORY. The authors' goal in writing this book is to provide you with a vivid, accessible text that shows how the field is relevant to understanding the complex world around you. With Haviland et al, you will have the opportunity to explore the different ways humans face the challenge of existence, learn about the connection between biology and culture in shaping human beliefs and behavior, and see the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.