Pedological Perspectives in Archaeological Research: Proceedings of Two Symposia Sponsored by Division S-5 of the Soil Science Society of America in ... Oh, 8 Nov. 1993 (S S S A SPECIAL PUBLICATION)

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9780891188209: Pedological Perspectives in Archaeological Research: Proceedings of Two Symposia Sponsored by Division S-5 of the Soil Science Society of America in ... Oh, 8 Nov. 1993 (S S S A SPECIAL PUBLICATION)
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Nine papers explore the interplay between soil science and archaeology that can benefit both fields. Some examples are chemical and physical soil characteristics at archaeological sites suggesting the environmental conditions during the period being investigated, the ages of buried artifacts enabling pedologists to determine the rate of soil development, and ancient soil management practices suggesting modern conservation programs. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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