Making dead oysters talk

techniques for analyzing oysters from archaeological sites


Author: Bretton W. Kent,Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 107

View: 8003

Field Methods in Archaeology

Seventh Edition


Author: Thomas R Hester,Harry J Shafer,Kenneth L Feder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315428393

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 3050

Field Methods in Archaeology has been the leading source for instructors and students in archaeology courses and field schools for 60 years since it was first authored in 1949 by the legendary Robert Heizer. Left Coast has arranged to put the most recent Seventh Edition back into print after a brief hiatus, making this classic textbook again available to the next generation of archaeology students. This comprehensive guide provides an authoritative overview of the variety of methods used in field archaeology, from research design, to survey and excavation strategies, to conservation of artifacts and record-keeping. Authored by three leading archaeologists, with specialized contributions by several other experts, this volume deals with current issues such as cultural resource management, relations with indigenous peoples, and database management as well as standard methods of archaeological data collection and analysis.

Past Meets Present

Archaeologists Partnering with Museum Curators, Teachers, and Community Groups


Author: John H. Jameson,Sherene Baugher

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387482164

Category: Social Science

Page: 466

View: 6367

The last decade has witnessed increased interest in establishing partnerships between professional practitioners in public interpretation and educational institutions to excavate and preserve the past. These developments have occurred amidst a realization that community-based partnerships are the most effective mechanism for long-term success. With international contributions, this volume addresses these latest trends and provides case studies of successful partnerships.

Environmental Archaeology

Principles and Practice


Author: Dena F. Dincauze

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521310772

Category: Social Science

Page: 587

View: 7114

Archaeologists today need a wide range of scientific approaches in order to delineate and interpret the ecology of their sites. But borrowing concepts from other disciplines demands a critical understanding, and the methods must be appropriate to particular sets of data. This book is an authoritative and essential guide to methods, ranging from techniques for measuring time with isotopes and magnetism to the sciences of climate reconstruction, geomorphology, sedimentology, soil science, paleobotany and faunal paleoecology. Their applications are illustrated by examples from the Paleolithic, through classical civilizations, to urban archaeology.

A Chesapeake Family and Their Slaves

A Study in Historical Archaeology


Author: Anne Elizabeth Yentsch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521467308

Category: History

Page: 433

View: 1942

This book is a unique archaeological study of a British aristocratic family in eighteenth century Chesapeake.



Author: Elizabeth J. Reitz,Elizabeth S. Wing

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521485296

Category: Social Science

Page: 455

View: 4672

Zooarchaeology is a detailed reference manual for students and professional archaeologists interested in identifying and analysing animal remains from archaeological sites. Drawing on material from all over the world, and covering a time span from the Pleistocene to the nineteenth century AD, the emphasis is on animals whose remains inform us about many aspects of the relationships between humans and their natural and social environments, especially site formation processes, subsistence strategies, and paleoenvironments. The authors discuss suitable methods and theories for all vertebrate classes and molluscs, and include hypothetical examples to demonstrate these. There are extensive references and illustrations to help in the process of identification.

The Florida Anthropologist


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Indians of North America

Page: N.A

View: 1014

Contains papers of the Annual Conference on Historic Site Archeology.

From the Ground Up

Beyond Gender Theory in Archaeology : Proceedings of the Fifth Gender and Archaeology Conference, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, October 1998


Author: Nancy L. Wicker,Bettina Arnold

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 154

View: 1998

A series of papers from the Proceedings of the Fifth Gender and Archaeology Conference held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, October 1998. These explore recent research in gender: gender theory, gender in archaeology and anthropology, and methodological issues. Case studies range from the Mediterranean, to the Americas, Scandinavia and Madagascar, from the third millennium BC to the present day.

Fieldwork in the Library

A Guide to Research in Anthropology and Related Area Studies


Author: Robert C. Westerman

Publisher: Amer Library Assn

ISBN: 9780838906323

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 357

View: 5254

The Bulletin

Journal of the New York State Archaeological Association


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: N.A

View: 4410

The Eastern Oyster

Crassostrea Virginica


Author: Victor S. Kennedy,Roger I. E. Newell,Albert F. Eble

Publisher: University of Maryland Sea Grant College


Category: Science

Page: 734

View: 3927

In 1966 Congress passed the National Sea Grant College Program Act to promote marine research, education, and extension services in institutions along the nation's ocean and Great Lakes coasts. In Maryland a Sea Grant Program -- a partnership among federal and state governments, universities, and industries -- began in 1977, and in 1982 the University of Maryland was named the nation's seventeenth Sea Grant College. The Maryland Sea Grant College focuses its efforts on the Chesapeake Bay, with emphasis on the marine concerns of fisheries, seafood technology, and environmental quality. The first comprehensive review of the biology of the eastern oyster in more than thirty years. The twenty-one chapters synthesize every aspect of oyster biology -- for instance, general anatomy, physiology, the circulatory system, reproduction, genetics, diseases -- and issues related to management and aquaculture.

From the Arctic to Avalon

papers in honour of Jim Tuck


Author: Peter Ramsden,Lisa Kathryn Rankin

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd


Category: Social Science

Page: 174

View: 3240