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Soils in Archaeological Research

Vance T. Holliday

Abstract

Soils, invaluable indicators of the nature and history of the physical and human landscape, have strongly influenced the cultural record left to archaeologists. Not only are they primary reservoirs for artifacts, they often encase entire sites. And soil-forming processes in themselves are an important component of site formation, influencing which artifacts, features, and environmental indicators (floral, faunal, and geological) will be destroyed and to what extent and which will be preserved and how well. In this book, Holliday will address each of these issues in terms of fundamentals as w ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195149654
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195149654.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vance T. Holliday, author