Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology by Timothy DarvillConcise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology by Timothy Darvill

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

byTimothy Darvill

Paperback | August 24, 2008

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The most wide-ranging, comprehensive, and up-to-date dictionary of archaeology available. Over 4,000 entries cover the terms encountered in academic and popular archaeological literature, in lectures, and on television. Topics covered include artefacts, techniques, terminology, people, sites,and periods, and specialist areas such as industrial and maritime archaeology. The second edition is fully revised and updated, now including 150 new entries on archaeological sites, terms, movements, and people, plus extended coverage of archaeological resource management and archaeological theory.The dictionary's primary focus is on Europe, the Old World, and the Americas, as these are the regions where archaeology has become an established academic and vocational subject, but it includes key archaeological sites around the world. A quick-reference section covers chronological periods around the world, Egyptian rulers and dynasties, Roman rulers and dynasties, rulers of England to AD 1066, and principal international conventions and recommendations. New to this edition, recommended web links for over 100 entries are updated on the Dictionary of Archaeology companion website.
Timothy Darvill is Professor of archaeology at Bournemouth University, and is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He graduated from Southampton University and has worked for the Western Archaeological Trust and the Council for British Archaeology. He has directed a number of excavations, was secretary of the Committee for Archaeol...
Title:Concise Oxford Dictionary of ArchaeologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.26 inPublished:August 24, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199534047

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAbbreviationsThe DictionaryQuick Reference1. Principal international conventions and recommendations converning the preservation of archaeological and historic sites and artefacts2. Principal stratgraphic subdivisions of the Cenozoic era3. Principal stratigraphic subdivisions of the Quaternary system in northwest Europe4. Principal geostratigraphic and biostratigraphic subdivisions of the late Devensian and Flandrian stages in the British Isles5. Correlation of the principal geostratigraphic stages of the Pleistocene series in Europe and North America6. Principal periods, industrial ages, and traditions of the British Bronze Age7. Principal cultural phases in the Americas8. Egyptian rulers and dynasties9. Roman emperors10. Leaders, rulers, kings, and queens of England to ad 106611. Selected archaeological websites and portals

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