This compact book is a compendium of geological methods used or deserving to be used in archaeological field or landscape history research as well as for geological materials used for artefacts of various kinds. It contains eight chapters including the first which lays out the organization of the book.

Chapter 2 discusses field surveying and mapping under two headings: (i) geomorphology and principal landforms; and (ii) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and a full range of mapping techniques. The emphasis in the first section is on phenomenology rather than history and evolution and is astonishingly brief, a little over one page...

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