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An Introduction to Archaeological Chemistry

Authors: Price, T. Douglas, Burton, James H.

  • Explains advanced concepts in a clear, straightforward language
  • Comprehensive coverage of Archaeological Science from professors with twenty years teaching experience
  • Enhanced by color images and original explanatory diagrams
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About this Textbook

Archaeological chemistry is a subject of great importance to the study and methodology of archaeology. This comprehensive text covers the subject with a full range of case studies, materials, and research methods. With twenty years of experience teaching the subject, the authors offer straightforward coverage of archaeological chemistry, a subject that can be intimidating for many archaeologists who do not already have a background in the hard sciences. With clear explanations and informative illustrations, the authors have created a highly approachable text, which will help readers overcome that intimidation. Topics covered included: Materials (rock, pottery, bone, charcoal, soils, metals, and others), Instruments (microscopes, NAA, spectrometers, mass spectrometers, GC/MS, XRF & XRD, Case Studies (Provinience, Sediments, Diet Reconstruction, Past Human Movement, Organic Residues). The detailed coverage and clear language will make this useful as an introduction to the study of archaeological chemistry, as well as a useful resource for years after that introduction.

About the authors

T. Douglas Price is the Director of the Laboratory for Archaeological Chemistry at University of Wisconsin-Madison. James H. Burton is the Associate Director of the Laboratory for Archaeological Chemistry at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Archaeological Chemistry

    Price, T. Douglas (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • What Archaeologists Want To Know

    Price, T. Douglas (et al.)

    Pages 25-39

  • Archaeological Materials

    Price, T. Douglas (et al.)

    Pages 41-72

  • Methods of Analysis

    Price, T. Douglas (et al.)

    Pages 73-126

  • Identification and Authentication

    Price, T. Douglas (et al.)

    Pages 127-154

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eBook $44.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-3302-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Introduction to Archaeological Chemistry
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6376-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6376-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6375-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3302-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 311
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