Principles of archaeological stratigraphy / Edward C. Harris.

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  • 2nd ed.
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  • London, England : Academic Press 1979
Physical description
1 online resource (185 p.)
ISBN
  • 1-4832-9585-0
  • 9781483295855 (e-book)
  • 9780123266514
Notes
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Other format: Also issued online.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
  • Previous ed.: 1979
  • Mode of access: WWW.
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  • English
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
  • Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed December 11, 2014).
Contents
  • Front Cover; Principles of Archaeological Stratigraphy; Copyright Page; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Preface; Table of Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1. The concept of stratigraphy in geology; Steno and sharks' teeth; Correlation of strata; Geological processes; Laws of geological stratigraphy; Chapter 2. The concept of stratigraphy in archaeology; Man-made fossils; Early stratigraphic theories; The Wheeler-Kenyon school; Law of Superposition; Chapter 3. Techniques of archaeological excavation; Strategies of excavation; Processes of excavation
  • Chapter 4. Early recording methods on excavationsChapter 5. The laws of archaeological stratigraphy; Law of Superposition; Law of Original Horizontality; Law of Original Continuity; Law of Stratigraphical Succession; The Harris Matrix and stratigraphic sequences; Chapter 6. Deposits as units of stratification; Characteristics of stratification; Process of stratification; Deposits and layers; Attributes of deposits; Chapter 7. Interfaces as units of stratification; Horizontal layer interfaces; Upstanding layer interfaces; Horizontal feature interfaces; Vertical feature interfaces
  • Period interfacesInterfaces of destruction; Chapter 8. Archaeological sections; Early types of sections; Purpose of sections; Types of sections; Drafting archaeological sections; Chapter 9. Archaeological plans; Multiple feature plan; Composite plans; Planning of interfaces of destruction; Single-layer plans; Chapter 10. Correlation, phasing and stratigraphie sequences; Correlation and stratification; Stratigraphic 'phasing'; Stratigraphic sequences; Periodization of stratigraphic sequences; Chapter 11. Stratigraphic sequences and post-excavation analyses
  • Non-historical aspects of contained remains'Reversed stratigraphy'; Recording of artefacts; Dating of artefacts and strata; 'Horizontal stratigraphy'; Artefacts and stratigraphic sequences; Chapter 12. An outline for stratigraphic recording on excavations; Glossary of terms used in archaeological stratigraphy; Bibliography; Index
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  • Other format: ; ISBN: 0-12-326651-3
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  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
  • Illustrated
  • Statigraphie (Archäologie)
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  • English
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  • This book is the only text devoted entirely to archaeological stratigraphy, a subject of fundamental importance to most studies in archaeology. The first edition appeared in 1979 as a result of the invention, by the author, of the Harris Matrix--a method for analyzing and presenting the stratigraphic sequences of archaeological sites. The method is now widely used in archaeology all over the world.The opening chapters of this edition discuss the historical development of the ideas of archaeological stratigraphy. The central chapters examine the laws and basic concepts of the subject, and the l
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