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Wet Site Archaeology

Editor(s): Barbara A. Purdy

Year: 1988

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Proceedings of International Conference on Wet Site Archaeology, Gainesville, Florida, December 12-14, 1986. This conference was sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and University of Florida.

Wet Site Archaeology identifies the characteristics common to all archaeological wet sites, from Newfoundland to Chile, Polynesia to Florida and from the Late Pleistoscene to the twentieth century. The rewards and responsibilities of recovering unique assemblages from water-saturated deposits are explored. The book discusses topics including innovative excavation and preservation methods; expanded knowledge of past environments, subsistence technologies, artistic expression, skeletal structure and pathologies; and how to determine when enough of a wet site has been sampled. Herculaneum, Hoko River, Hontoon Island, Key Marco, Monte Verde, Ozette, the Somerset levels, Windover, the bog bodies of Northern Europe and the lake dwellers of Switzerland are some of the many famous sites and discoveries described in the this volume.


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Wet Site Archaeology. Barbara A. Purdy. Caldwell, New Jersey: Telford Press. 1988 ( tDAR id: 117420)


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Contributor(s): Barbara A. Purdy ; Elise V. Le Compte ; John M. Coles ; Richard D. Daugherty ; Michel D. Egloff ; Reynold J. Ruppe ; E. Gary Stickel ; Ervan G. Garrison ; Bryony Coles ; James A. Tuck ; Yosihiko H. Sinoto ; Dale R. Croes ; Sander E. Van Der Leeuw ; R. W. Brandt ; Tom D. Dillehay ; Sara Bisel ; David W. Grattan ; Marion S. Gilliland ; Glen H. Doran ; David N. Dickel ; Brenda Sigler-Lavelle ; William A. Watts ; Barbara C. S. Hansen

Sponsor(s): National Endowment for the Humanities ; University of Florida ; International Conference on Wet Site Archaeology


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Libraries Australia ID(s): 5669111

NADB document id number(s): 4050165

NADB citation id number(s): 000000074240

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