Weisler, Marshall I. and Love, Serena (2015). Geoarchaeology. In James D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences 2nd ed. (pp. 53-57) Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier.

Author Weisler, Marshall I.
Love, Serena
Title of chapter Geoarchaeology
Title of book International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Place of Publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Chapter in reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
Edition 2nd
ISBN 9780080970875
Editor James D. Wright
Volume number 1
Start page 53
End page 57
Total pages 5
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Geoarchaeology uses the techniques, methods, and concepts of the physical sciences to address archaeological questions. Examined here are the major techniques of geoarchaeology that are geared toward: discovering archaeological sites and documenting their internal structure; surveying site formation and disturbance processes; the analysis of soils and sediments; paleoenvironmental reconstruction and the impact of humans on the landscape; the physical analysis of archaeological materials; and the integration of geoarchaeology with social archaeology. Geoarchaeology must be integrated into research programs at the design, excavation, and analytical stages to be most advantageous.
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes 26 Volumes

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Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2015, 13:52:09 EST by Professor Marshall Weisler on behalf of School of Social Science