Field methods and post-excavation techniques in late antique archaeology
"Archaeologists working on late antique sites have not spent enough time thinking about methodology. Their focus has often been on recovering and cataloguing evidence, or on the study of specific historical problems. Digging has often been more important than publishing, which has rarely extend...
|Other Authors:||Lavan, Luke. , Mulryan, Michael.|
xiv, 674 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Late antique archaeology ;
"Archaeologists working on late antique sites have not spent enough time thinking about methodology. Their focus has often been on recovering and cataloguing evidence, or on the study of specific historical problems. Digging has often been more important than publishing, which has rarely extended beyond the basic summaries found in preliminary reports. The re-emergence of clearance excavation, fuelled by the demands of tourism, has further reduced the value of urban excavations in the East Mediterranean. Here, late antique levels have suffered, in the hunt for photogenic early imperial architecture. This volume attempts to address this situation by offering a critique of present practice and a series of exemplars, alongside discussion articles on field technique and post-excavation analysis. The scope of the articles ranges from urban survey to the study of finds. Finally, the book considers if we need to develop specific field methods appropriate to the study of late antiquity. Contributors are John Bintliff, Jeremy Evans, Axel Gering, Stefan Groh, Nikolaos D. Karydis, Veli Kose, Luke Lavan, Zsolt Magyar, Philip Mills, John Pearce, Steve Roskams, Helga Sedlmayer, Ellen Swift, Itamar Taxel, Douglas Underwood, Lutgarde Vandeput and Joe Williams"--Provided by publisher.
"Originally published as Volume 9 (2012) of Brill's journal Late Antique Archaeology."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
9789004277021 (hardback : acidfree paper)