First published in 1982 as THESAURUS OF BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGY, this covers all types of finds from bones to pottery, armour to jewellery, providing a detailed picture of every major period from the Palaeolithic to the medieval. The techniques of surveying, excavating and dating are explained and definitions given of the terms used in modern study.
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Dspite the new paperback edition being much more attractive and glossy, I personally cannot bear to part with my old, battered, hardback copy. This saw me through my first degree, and accompanied me on many excavations. I still use it today, especially in teaching undergraduate, postgraduate and extra-mural students. I have been using and recommending this book for years -- Lynne Bevan in The Archaeologist, winter 1999
In a book of this kind, a reviewer can have fun seeking omissions or inadequate descriptions. I have played this game over several hours and I find that, for such a wide-ranging reference work, this one seems commendably free of fault... I welcome the reintroduction of this painstakingly compiled handbook -- Minerva, 1998
It is good to salute a reprint of the Handbook of British Archaeology by Lesley and Roy Adkins, originally published in 1982 as A Thesaurus of British Archaeology... It soon established itself as a classic work of reference with over 500 line drawings, and it is good to see that it is now in print again -- Current Archaeology, 1998
Lelsey & Roy Adkins' The Handbook of British Archaeology is the third edition of this work, first published in 1982. It remains a most useful work with information on all kinds of archaeological materials and sites, divided by period, from Palaeolithic to Medieval, followed by sections on archaeological techniques and that necessity of all classificatory schemes, miscellaneous -- Antiquity, 1998
'an eminently practical, functional field guide ... This second edition has not come a moment too soon.'
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Book Description Constable, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0094783306
Book Description Constable, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 94783306
Book Description Constable, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0094783306