The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (Oxford Quick Reference)

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9780192800053: The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (Oxford Quick Reference)

The most wide-ranging and up-to-date dictionary of its kind providing useful information about archaeological terms, themes, theories, sites, places, artefacts and archaeologists ... from amphora to ziggurat. Will be especially useful to students, amateurs and enthusiasts, travellers, and anyone seeking to extend their knowledge horizon. Taking AD 1700 as the cut-off point, the dictionary contains over 5,000 concise and often referenced entries mostly relating to Britain, Europe and the Americas. The dictionary concludes with eleven `Quick Reference' sections on subjects such as conventions, stratigraphy, geology, periods, dynasties, emperors and rulers. The second edition is fully updated, with new evidence, insights and entires, and is now accompanied by dedicated webpages and bibliographic web links. The bargain version is the first edition.

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Timothy Darvill is Professor of Archaeology at Bournemouth University, and chairman of the board of directors of the Cotswold Archaeological Trust Ltd. His previous books include The Archaeology of the Uplands (1986), Prehistoric Britain (1987), and Prehistoric Britain from the Air (1996).

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"Archaeologists' jargon can be hard on the amateur and Timothy Darvill's dictionary is good at demystifying it."--Sunday Telegraph


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