This volume in the Natural Science in Archaeology Series is an overdue addition to the bookshelf of Earth scientists with an interest in archeology, and archeologists who are interested in the Earth-science-based techniques applied to archeological sites, features, and artifacts. Comprehensive and up-to-date books surveying these topics are few and far between. Whereas it is impossible to go into depth on any one topic in 300 pages, the author does a respectable job of covering the basics in a succinct and easy-to-read manner. The text should serve as a useful reference and starting point for anyone wanting to investigate the...

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