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Digging Deeper

How Archaeology Works

Eric H. Cline

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Princeton University Pres
05 January 2021
An archaeologist with more than thirty seasons of excavation experience, Eric H. Cline has conducted fieldwork around the world, from Greece and Crete to Egypt, Israel, and Jordan. In Digging Deeper, Cline answers the questions archaeologists are most frequently asked, such as: How do you know where to dig? How are excavations actually done? How do you know how old something is? Who gets to keep what is found? How do you know what people from the past ate, wore, and looked like?

Adapted from Cline's acclaimed book Three Stones Make a Wall, this lively little volume is brimming with insights and practical advice about how archaeology really works. Whether you are an armchair archaeologist or embarking on your first excavation, Digging Deeper is an essential primer on the art of the dig.

'Archaeologists are often asked questions such as how do we know where to dig, and do we get to keep what we find. Writing in a lucid and engaging style, Eric Cline answers these and other common questions about archaeology. This slender volume is a quick and enjoyable read that is hard to put down. Aimed at nonspecialists with an interest in archaeology, it will also be a useful tool for classroom teaching.' -Jodi Magness, Huqoq Excavation Project, Israel, author of Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth
By:   Eric H. Cline
Imprint:   Princeton University Pres
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 178mm,  Width: 108mm, 
ISBN:   9780691208572
ISBN 10:   0691208573
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   05 January 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Eric H. Cline is professor of classics and anthropology and director of the Capitol Archaeological Institute at George Washington University. His many books include Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology and 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (both Princeton). Twitter @digkabri

Reviews for Digging Deeper: How Archaeology Works

An enjoyable, light-hearted read, packed with useful information and helpful anecdotes, Digging Deeper draws on Cline's decades of experience in archaeology. It is the perfect book for someone just starting out in archaeology, or anyone who has always wondered exactly how and why archaeologists do what they do. ---Amy Brunskill, Current World Archaeology


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