Practicing Archaeology: An Introduction to Cultural Resources Archaeology

Practicing Archaeology: An Introduction to Cultural Resources Archaeology

by Thomas W. Neumann, Robert M. Sanford

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This comprehensive reference book addresses the questions and problems of cultural resource archaeology for graduate students and practicing archaeological field workers. Neumann and Sanford use their decades of field experience to discuss in great detail the complex processes involved in conducting a CRM project. Dealing with everything from law to logistics, archival research to zoological analysis, project proposals to report production, they provide an invaluable sourcebook for archaeologists who do contract work in the United States. After introducing the legal and ethical aspects of cultural resources management, the authors describe the processes of designing a proposal and contracting for work, doing background research, conducting assessment, testing, mitigation work (Phase I, II, and III), laboratory analysis, and preparing reports for project sponsors. The volume's emphasis on practical problems, use of extensive examples, and detailed advice on a host of subjects make it an ideal training manual and reference tool for archaeologists and field schools.

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ISBN-13: 9780759118072
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 10/16/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 364
File size: 35 MB
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About the Author

Thomas W. Neumann is an archaeologist at a private firm in Georgia. Robert M. Sanford is professor of environmental science and policy at the University of Southern Maine.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Prefaces to First and Second Editions
Chapter 2 Acknowledgments
Chapter 3 Credits
Chapter 4 1: Introduction and Overview of Professional Archaeology
Chapter 5 2: Laws, Regulations, and Protocols
Chapter 6 3: Proposals and Contracts
Chapter 7 4: Preparing the Project Background
Chapter 8 5: The Phase I Process: Identification of Possible Historic Properties
Chapter 9 6: The Phase II Process: Testing and Evaluation
Chapter 10 7: The Phase III Process: Mitigation through Data Recovery
Chapter 11 8: Laboratory Structure, Processing, Analysis
Chapter 12 9: Report Preparation and Production
Chapter 13 Appendix A: Register of Professional Archaeologists Code of Conduct and Standards of Research Performance
Chapter 14 References Cited
Chapter 15 Index
Chapter 16 About the Authors

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