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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

Second Edition

Timothy Darvill

July 2008

ISBN: 9780199534043

560 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Price: £13.99

The most wide-ranging, comprehensive, and up-to-date dictionary of archaeology available. Over 4,000 entries cover artefacts, techniques, terminology, people, places, and periods. The second edition includes strong coverage of archaeological resource management and archaeological theory. An essential book for amateurs and professionals alike.

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The most wide-ranging, comprehensive, and up-to-date dictionary of archaeology available. Over 4,000 entries cover artefacts, techniques, terminology, people, places, and periods. The second edition includes strong coverage of archaeological resource management and archaeological theory. An essential book for amateurs and professionals alike.

  • Over 4,000 entries, 150 new to this edition
  • Revised and fully updated A-Z guide to all aspects of archaeology
  • Recommended up-to-date web links for over 100 entries, accessible via the companion website
  • Covers key archaeological sites around the world, with special focus on Europe, the Old World, and the Americas
  • Entries include terms encountered in academic and popular archaeological literature, in lectures, and on television
  • Strong coverage of archaeological resource management and archaeological theory

New to this edition

  • The text has been revised and fully updated
  • 150 new entries on archaeological sites, terms, movements, and people
  • Recommended web links for over 100 entries, updated via the Dictionary of Archaeology companion website

About the Author(s)

Timothy Darvill, Centre for Archaeology, Anthropology, and Heritage, Bournemouth University

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Abbreviations
    The Dictionary
    Quick Reference
    1:Principal international conventions and recommendations converning the preservation of archaeological and historic sites and artefacts
    2:Principal stratgraphic subdivisions of the Cenozoic era
    3:Principal stratigraphic subdivisions of the Quaternary system in northwest Europe
    4:Principal geostratigraphic and biostratigraphic subdivisions of the late Devensian and Flandrian stages in the British Isles
    5:Correlation of the principal geostratigraphic stages of the Pleistocene series in Europe and North America
    6:Principal periods, industrial ages, and traditions of the British Bronze Age
    7:Principal cultural phases in the Americas
    8:Egyptian rulers and dynasties
    9:Roman emperors
    10:Leaders, rulers, kings, and queens of England to ad 1066
    11:Selected archaeological websites and portals

Reviews

Review from previous edition a significant achievement ... a wealth of information ... it will be invaluable to professional and amateur alike. - Professor Barry Cunliffe

a superb collection of useful and unusual archaeological knowledge - Dr Francis Pryor

comprehensive, proportionate, and limpid - Antiquity