Natural Science in Archaeology

New Technologies for Archaeology

Multidisciplinary Investigations in Palpa and Nasca, Peru

Editors: Reindel, Markus, Wagner, Günther A. (Eds.)

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About the authors

Markus Reindel is an archaeologist specialized in South American and Mesoamerican cultures. He earned his Ph. D. degree at the University of Bonn in Germany. He carried out archaelogical fieldwork in northern Peru, on the coast of Ecuador, in Yucatan, Mexiko and again in Peru, where he is engaged in the investigation of the Nasca culture during the last ten years.

Günther A. Wagner directed the Research Group of Archaeometry, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, situated at the Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics, and was at the same time professor for geology at the University of Heidelberg. After his retirement in 2006 he joined the Department of Geography. In 1999 he became the first president of the German Archaeometric Society. He is member of the German Archaeological Institute. He has authored/coauthored several books and numerous articles. He acted as Managing Editor of the journal ‘Archaeometry’ and still is Editor of the series ‘Natural Science in Archaeology’. His research topics are archaeochronometry, archaeometallurgy and geoarchaeology.

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Aus den Rezensionen: “... eine umfangreiche Darstellung über sämtliche Forschungen ... Ein internationales Team unter Federführung von Markus Reindel hat die unterschiedlichsten Aspekte untersucht und dadurch eine Vielzahl von neuen und teilweise überraschenden Ergebnissen gewonnen. ... Die am Ende des Buches stehende Zusammenfassung ... bietet so eine hervorragende Quintessenz der jahrelangen aufwändigen Untersuchungen. ... Das Buch ist natürlich sehr wissenschaftlich gehalten (und vollständig in englischer Sprache publiziert) - insofern verlangt dieser Band geradezu einen Nachfolger: ein in deutsch geschriebenes Sachbuch für den interessierten Laien.“ (in: AmerIndian Research, 2010, Vol. 5/1, Issue 15, S. 66)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Introduction – New Methods and Technologies of Natural Sciences for Archaeological Investigations in Nasca and Palpa, Peru

    Reindel, Markus (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Man and Environment in the Eastern Atacama Desert (Southern Peru): Holocene Climate Changes and Their Impact on Pre-Columbian Cultures

    Eitel, Bernhard (et al.)

    Pages 17-23

  • Built on Sand: Climatic Oscillation and Water Harvesting During the Late Intermediate Period

    Mächtle, Bertil (et al.)

    Pages 39-46

  • Beneath the Desert Soil – Archaeological Prospecting with a Caesium Magnetometer

    Fassbinder, Jörg W. E. (et al.)

    Pages 49-69

  • Quantum Detection Meets Archaeology – Magnetic Prospection with SQUIDs, Highly Sensitive and Fast

    Linzen, Sven (et al.)

    Pages 71-85

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Technologies for Archaeology
Book Subtitle
Multidisciplinary Investigations in Palpa and Nasca, Peru
Editors
  • Markus Reindel
  • Günther A. Wagner
Series Title
Natural Science in Archaeology
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-87438-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-87438-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-87437-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09954-0
Series ISSN
1613-9712
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 512
Number of Illustrations and Tables
223 b/w illustrations
Topics