Archaeology in Practice: A Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses

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Archaeology in Practice: A Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses offers students in archaeology laboratory courses a detailed and invaluable how-to manual of archaeological methods and provides insight into the breadth of modern archaeology.


  • Written by specialists of material analyses, whose expertise represents a broad geographic range
  • Includes numerous examples of applications of archaeological techniques
  • Organized by material types, such as animal bones, ceramics, stone artifacts, and documentary sources, or by themes, such as dating, ethics, and report writing
  • Written accessibly and amply referenced to provide readers with a guide to further resources on techniques and their applications
  • Enlivened by a range of boxed case studies throughout the main text

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Archaeology in Practice: A Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses offers to students in archaeology laboratory courses a detailed and invaluable how-to manual of archaeological methods. Written by specialists of material analyses, whose expertise represents a broad geographic range, Archaeology in Practice provides insight into the breadth of modern archaeology. Each chapter is organized either by material types, such as animal bones, ceramics, stone artifacts, and documentary sources, or by themes, such as dating, ethics, and report writing. Archaeology in Practice is written in a style that is accessible to students and each chapter is amply referenced to provide readers with a guide to further resources on particular techniques and their applications. In addition, the text is enlivened and illustrated by boxed case studies throughout the main text.

About the Author:

Jane Balme is Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia. Balme has published in a variety of archaeological journals including Archaeology in Oceania, Antiquity, Journal of Archaeological Science, Australian Archaeology and edited Gendered Archaeology (with Wendy Beck).


Alistair Paterson is Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Western Australia. He has taught archaeological field and laboratory schools since 1999. He has published in Australian Archaeology, Archaeology in Oceania, and contributed to the Encyclopedia of Historical Archaeology (Charles E. Orser, ed. 2002).

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