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An Introduction to Archaeological Chemistry

  • T. Douglas Price
  • James H. Burton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. T. Douglas Price, James H. Burton
    Pages 1-24
  3. T. Douglas Price, James H. Burton
    Pages 25-39
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    Pages 41-72
  5. T. Douglas Price, James H. Burton
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 259-311

About this book

Introduction

Archaeological chemistry is a subject of great importance to the study and methodology of archaeology. This comprehensive text covers the subject with a full range of case studies, materials, and research methods. With twenty years of experience teaching the subject, the authors offer straightforward coverage of archaeological chemistry, a subject that can be intimidating for many archaeologists who do not already have a background in the hard sciences. With clear explanations and informative illustrations, the authors have created a highly approachable text, which will help readers overcome that intimidation. Topics covered included: Materials (rock, pottery, bone, charcoal, soils, metals, and others), Instruments (microscopes, NAA, spectrometers, mass spectrometers, GC/MS, XRF & XRD, Case Studies (Provinience, Sediments, Diet Reconstruction, Past Human Movement, Organic Residues). The detailed coverage and clear language will make this useful as an introduction to the study of archaeological chemistry, as well as a useful resource for years after that introduction.

Keywords

Archaeology Laboratory Artifact analysis Materials Studies an introduction to Archaeological Science archaeological dating techniques authentication in archaeology environment and diet ethical considerations in archaeology identification in archaeology technology, function, and human activity

Authors and affiliations

  • T. Douglas Price
    • 1
  • James H. Burton
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Archaeological ChemistryUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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