A Basic Guide to Archaeology
A Basic Guide to Archaeology by Jennifer Laing. Soft Back, 114 pages, Illustrated colour, 25cm x 19cm.
This is a book intended to answer some of the many questions that people ask archaeologists such as How do you know? and What is it? . The author, Jennifer Laing, is an experienced freelance lecturer who has written many books and organised many field trips, and is therefore no stranger to such questions. The text has been presented in an easy-to-understand question and answer format. There are chapters covering the history of archaeology and its founders, but the book also explains the current views and thinking of those presently employed within the field. The practical side of archaeology is also well-represented with topics being covered such as the finding of sites, how to date them, and excavation techniques. Dealing with virtually every aspect of archaeology, this book will appeal to all those interested in the subject, including those about to study it at university.
- What is Archaeology?
- When did the study begin?
- Methods of retrieval of data;
- How do you know what date it is?
- Approaches to Archaeology;
- Does it ever go wrong?
- The law and ethics;
- How can I get involved?