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Digging Up the Past
By John Collis

Digging Up the Past

An Introduction to Archaeological Excavation New edition

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Digging Up the Past by John Collis

Book Description

This concise and fully illustrated introduction to methods of excavation describes a technique that is essential for all kinds of archaeology. It presents new ideas on excavation techniques and challenges traditional approaches to site organisation and recording. John Collis uses his 40 years of excavation experience to recommend practical solutions to problems, and considers the impact of computerisation and other technical innovations. He also describes the history and development of archaeological excavation which provides a background to the methods employed today. This practical common sense guide should find a place on the bookshelf of everyone who practices archaeology on a professional or amateur basis, and is illuminating reading for anyone who wants to understand how archaeologists can recover the past by digging in the soil.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750935128
ISBN-10: 075093512X
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1980
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Telling the story of the revolution in Chicago Blues, beginning with the music of Chuck Berry, and the exploitation of black musicians by white entrepreneurs. Provides an examination of the subject of exploitation within the record business and celebrates the music of two artists both signed to Chess Records.

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Dr Collis takes a new look at such key concepts as population movement, diffusion, trade, social structure and spatial organization, with some challenging new vews on the Celts in particular.

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Author Biography - John Collis

John Collis is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield. He is an expert on the European Iron Age and has gained a remarkable reputation as an archaeological excavator over the last 40 years.

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