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Part of the Natural Science in Archaeology book series (ARCHAEOLOGY)

Abstract

This book is a survey of techniques used in archaeological geology or as it is more widely known, today—geoarchaeology. It is less a discussion of theory or methodology with regard to the various geological techniques that are presented. It is not an exhaustive presentation of the diversity of earth science methods that can be utilized in the service of archaeology. Earth science can be used in many ways in archaeology. Certainly there are other ways to approach the multiplicity of archaeological questions that confront the student of the past, and this book does not presume to suggest that the techniques presented herein are the only ones appropriate for addressing the many facets of archaeological inquiry.

Keywords

Geographic Information System Earth Science Archaeological Site Ground Penetrate Radar Mechanical Excavation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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