Archaeological Surveying and Mapping: Recording and Depicting the Landscape

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Taylor & Francis, Dec 22, 2006 - Social Science - 312 pages
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A comprehensive and practical guide to surveying for archaeologists, with clear instructions in archaeological mapping, recording field work and detailed case studies from the UK, Europe and the US.

Philip Howard provides a userís guide to methods and instruments of surveying to enable archaeologists to represent their own fieldwork confidently and independently. Archaeological Surveying is an invaluable resource which:

  • provides beginnerís instructions to software used in computerised surveying, including IntelliCAD 2000, Terrain Tools, Christine GIS and Global Mapper
  • introduces the archaeologist to a range of surveying instruments such as GPS, electronic distance measures, theodolites and magnetic compasses
  • includes low-cost software.

This textbook is an essential read for any field archaeologists who are in need of an introduction to surveying, or simply wish to update their techniques.

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Phil Howardís background in archaeological fieldwork extends over 30 years. He is currently employed at Durham University, where he specialises in surveying, geophysical prospection, geographic information systems and archaeological computing.

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