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Seller: ancientgifts (4,181) 99.3%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381756040342 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! The Practical Archaeologist: How We Know What We Know About the Past - Second Edition - by Jane McIntosh. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardback: 186 pages. Publisher: Facts On File, Inc.; (1999).[Published at $38.50] This vital reference to the world of modern archaeology provides a thoroughly practical understanding of what archaeology is, how archaeologists work, and how they interpret the evidence they find. All of this vividly explained by a working archaeologist. In color throughout, with more than 200 photographs, drawings, diagrams, and charts, this revised edition focuses on such critical new developments as: 1) CAT scans, DNA analysis, and facial reconstruction; 2) computers and archaeology, including virtual reality reconstructions of buildings and pyramids; 3) the spectacular royal burials at Sipan; 4) advances in the study of diet, including the chemical composition of human bones and food residues on vessels; 5) new dating technologies; 6) satellite and ground surveys, and what they reveal about Maya lifeways; 7) new analyses of the Sutton Hoo ship burial, including "sand ghosts"; 8) the latest ideas on megaliths and studies of the bones they contain; 9) techniques of underwater archaeology. CONDITION: NEW. Hardcover with facsimile dustjacket. Facts-on-File (1999) 186 pages. Unblemished except for mild edge and corner shelfwear to covers. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, though it's possible it was flipped through a few times by bookstore browsers while on the shelf. Condition is entirely consistent with a new book from an open-shelf bookstore environment such as Barnes & Noble, where patrons are permitted to browse open stock. The book was not published with a dustjacket, rather it was published with pictorial boards. We produced a full-color dustjacket based on the printed boards, and printed it on high-gloss photographic quality paper, enclosed in a mylar cover. It makes a very handsome and durable. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: "The Practical Archaeologist" is a vital reference to the practice of archaeology, both traditional and new. The author is a working archaeologist, and her enthusiasm for the topic shines through. The book piques readers' curiosity with more than 200 full-color and black-and-white photographs, drawings, and charts throughout. Detailed chapters explore archaeological history, topography, methodology, tools and technology, interpretive techniques, and a month-by-month diary of the Billingsgate dig in London, during which 16 centuries of history were uncovered. Doctor Jane McIntosh studied archaeology at the University of Cambridge, where she earned her PhD. She has dug extensively in India, Britain, and Cyprus. She is a contributor to "South Asian Archaeology", "Timelines", and the author of "Eyewitness Archaeology" and the CD-ROM "Ancient Origins", as well as consulting editor for the "Phillips Atlas of World History". PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: Offers an attractive, readable introduction to the world of modern archaeology, explaining what archaeology is, how archaeologists work, and how they interpret what they find. Color and black-and-white photos are on every page, along with charts, diagrams, and maps, inviting readers to learn about the latest techniques and ways for understanding archaeological finds. New to this edition are developments such as virtual reality reconstructions, underwater archaeology, and satellite surveys. REVIEW: Discusses the nature of archaeology, describes modern excavation methods, and explains how sites and remains are analyzed. A treasure trove for anyone interested in archaeology. REVIEW: In her second edition of this standard text for enthusiasts and students, British archeologist McIntosh actually shortens the original work. Some spiffy page design has been added, and it's welcome to have the body of the work back. Diversions on the use of old maps and the historical King Arthur are still pertinent. This is a book to be kept by the night table, to be digested in bits and pieces. Fascinating dreams may follow. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Jane McIntosh's "The Practical Archaeologist" is a superb overview of archaeology for the lay reader. Although I don't have much of a scientific bent, I have always been fascinated by archaeology (probably too many Agatha Christie novels), and I treated myself to this many years ago to see if the real thing was as interesting as I imagined it to be. While nothing can completely convey the hard and tedious work that makes up the bulk of an archaeologist's days, McIntosh's book goes a long way towards clarifying the astonishing things all of us can learn from archaeology. The book is arranged chronologically, beginning with a chapter providing a broad idea of what archaeology can mean and its function in modern times. From there McIntosh moves deftly to excavation, processing "finds," and analyzing them. She covers both above-ground excavations and those below-ground, and even gets into oceanic archaeology. We learn about how excavation and preservation techniques have improved, while many of the archaeologist's most treasured tools; hands, sieves, and fine brushes, have remained much the same for centuries. This is a beautifully designed book. Color photographs, black-and-white photos, engravings, and sketches are skillfully combined with an easy-to-read text. This is an excellent introduction to archaeology for anyone who has even a remote interest in the subject--it's difficult to put down once you begin reading it. Highly recommended! REVIEW: "The Practical Archaeologist" is a sound overview of the profession, from the tools used to dating methods to underwater techniques. Interspersed with the main text are intriguing sidebars about important finds. For me, these were the highlight of this book. Told in simple, easy to understand language, this book is geared for those with a casual interest in archaeology, or those just learning about the field. If you are considering studying archaeology, or if you have a passing interest in it, you'll find this book both useful and enjoyable. Without doubt, this is an excellent starting point for budding archaeologists. REVIEW: My 14 year-old daughter and her friend attended a local archeology camp and this book was the "required text" for the sessions. They raved about the chapters and illustrations. I got a chance to read through it casually and decided it was worth buying to keep! It is a good overview of archeology around the world, covering many civilizations and is a pleasure to read. Lots of good pictures and photos. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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