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Encyclopedia of Geoarchaeology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Paul Goldberg

Encyclopedia of Geoarchaeology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)

Paul Goldberg; Edited by Allan S. Gilbert; Adapted by Vance T. Holliday, Rolfe D Mandel, Rob Sternberg

Series: Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series

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Geoarchaeology is the archaeological subfield that focuses on archaeological information retrieval and problem solving utilizing the methods of geological investigation. Archaeological recovery and analysis are already geoarchaeological in the most fundamental sense because buried remains are contained within and removed from an essentially geological context. Yet geoarchaeological research goes beyond this simple relationship and attempts to build collaborative links between specialists in archaeology and the earth sciences to produce new knowledge about past human behavior using the technical information and methods of the geosciences. The principal goals of geoarchaeology lie in understanding the relationships between humans and their environment. These goals include (1) how cultures adjust to their ecosystem through time, (2) what earth science factors were related to the evolutionary emergence of humankind, and (3) which methodological tools involving analysis of sediments and landforms, documentation and explanation of change in buried materials, and measurement of time will allow access to new aspects of the past. This encyclopedia defines terms, introduces problems, describes techniques, and discusses theory and strategy, all in a format designed to make specialized details accessible to the public as well as practitioners. It covers subjects in environmental archaeology, dating, materials analysis, and paleoecology, all of which represent different sources of specialist knowledge that must be shared in order to reconstruct, analyze, and explain the record of the human past. It will not specifically cover sites, civilizations, and ancient cultures, etc., that are better described in other encyclopedias of world archaeology. The Editor Allan S. Gilbert is Professor of Anthropology at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York. He holds a B.A. from Rutgers University, and his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. were earned at Columbia University. His areas of research interest include the Near East (late prehistory and early historic periods) as well as the Middle Atlantic region of the U.S. (historical archaeology). His specializations are in archaeozoology of the Near East and geoarchaeology, especially mineralogy and compositional analysis of pottery and building materials. Publications have covered a range of subjects, including ancient pastoralism, faunal quantification, skeletal microanatomy, brick geochemistry, and two co-edited volumes on the marine geology and geoarchaeology of the Black Sea basin.

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Imprint: Springer
Country of origin: Netherlands
Series: Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series
Release date: September 2016
First published: 2017
Adapted by: Paul Goldberg
Editors: Allan S. Gilbert
Adapted by: Vance T. Holliday • Rolfe D Mandel • Rob Sternberg
Dimensions: 279 x 210 x 49mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 1046
Edition: 1st ed. 2017
ISBN-13: 978-9400748279
Categories: Books > Humanities > Archaeology
Books > Earth & environment > Earth sciences
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeological methodology & techniques
Books > Earth & environment > Earth sciences > Geology & the lithosphere
Books > Earth & environment > Earth sciences > Geology & the lithosphere > General
LSN: 9400748272
Barcode: 9789400748279

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