Manuals in Archaeological Method, Theory and Technique
During the past three decades, archaeology has undergone an enormous expansion in the number of practitioners - many of whom contribute to the burgeoning literature on method, theory and technique. Whereas thirty years ago it was possible for the practicing archaeologist to keep abreast with advances in the field, today it is nearly impossible for one person to command the literature outside his or her own specialty. This series publishes concise books first in hardcover and then paperback editions, each of which synthesizes knowledge on a topic of concern to practicing archaeologist and furnishes a guide to the published literature. Readers will be able to access information quickly and efficiently - making these books ideal for adoption as principal or supplementary texts in a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses.