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The Archaeologist's Field Handbook


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Figures and Tables About The Authors Preface Acknowledgements 1. The Context of Archaeological Fieldwork 2. Designing Your Project 3. Maps and Navigation 4. Recording Landscapes 5. Recording Sites 6. Archaeological Surveying 7. Principles of Archaeological Photography 8. Surface Collection and Excavation 9. Recording Artefacts 10. Cultural Heritage Values and Significance Appendix 1. The relationship between scale, measurement and the size of a feature on a drawn plan Appendix 2. Archaeological toolkits Appendix 3. Sample recording forms Appendix 4. Rim diameter chart for historic ceramics Appendix 5. Guides to dating common historical artefacts Appendix 6. Nic Grguric's guide to dating firearms-related Appendix 7. Guidelines for producing technical reports References Index

About the Author

Heather Burke is Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology at Flinders University, and has many years experience as a consultant archaeologist. She has participated in and directed numerous surveys and excavations for historic, prehistoric and Aboriginal sites across Australia. Michael Morrison is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at Flinders University. His research focuses on Indigenous archaeology in north eastern Australia and particularly the investigation of past economic systems both in the pre-colonial and colonial periods. He has worked with a wide range of Indigenous communities on heritage management projects, both in commercial settings and in the context of community-based Indigenous land and sea management programs. He has also regularly taught courses in field and research methods, Indigenous archaeology and Indigenous heritage management at Flinders University. Claire Smith is a Professor with the Department of Archaeology at Flinders University and a former President of the World Archaeological Congress. She is editor of the eleven-volume Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. She specialises in rock art research and the analysis of symbolic communication and has conducted research with the remote Aboriginal community of Barunga, Northern Territory, since 1990.

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