Geological Methods for Archaeology

Geological Methods for Archaeology

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This book discusses the application of geological methods and theory to archaeology. Written as a survey text covering appropriate methods and techniques taken from geology, geophysics, geochemistry, and geochronology, it shows the student the practicality and importance of each technique's use in solving archaeological problems. Specific techniques are illustrated by practical results obtained from the authors' use on archaeological digs. With an international geographical scope, the book draws on sites from both hemispheres, including the Franchthi Cave in Greece, St. Catherines Island in the U.S., the Roman site of Drand in France, and Monte Verde, Chile. The authors also address applications in less traditional areas such as underwater, historical, industrial, and conservation archaeology.The conductivity, or EM, meter is much like the familiar metal detector in that it has an active transmitter (search) and ... A voltage meter, built into the circuit, measures the strength of electrical permitivity of the soil or rock as a function of the induced and measured voltages in the coils. ... A simple elastic wave can be described in one dimension, x, as follows: alt;tagt; = alt;Ap sin(\jc - tit), where $ is the amplitude, anbsp;...

Title:Geological Methods for Archaeology
Author: Center for Archaeological Sciences Norman Herz Professor of Geology and Director, Society of Archaelogical Sciences both at University of Georgia Ervan G. Garrison Associate Professor of Anthropology and Geology and President
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 1997-11-24

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