The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (3 ed.)
Previous Edition (2 ed.)
Over 4,500 entries
This dictionary is the most wide-ranging and comprehensive of its kind, covering the essential vocabulary for everyday archaeological work in the English language. There is coverage of principles, theories, techniques, artefacts, materials, people, places, monuments, equipment, and descriptive terms.
The dictionary focuses especially on Europe, the Old World, and the Americas, and covers legislation relating to the United Kingdom and the USA, though this third edition does add a fair number of entries relating to the Near East and Asia. These include Angara Style, Donghulin Culture, Hasanlu, Samarra Culture, and Tel Tsaf, as well as a new appendix listing Chinese rulers and dynasties.
Written by a leading authority, the dictionary’s detailed but clear entries provide an essential reference source for students, teachers, professionals, and enthusiasts alike.
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Timothy Darvill is Professor of Archaeology at Bournemouth University, and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. His previous publications include numerous reports and papers in academic and popular journals, and he has written several books, among them The Archaeology of the Uplands (1986), Prehistoric Britain from the Air (1996), Stonehenge: the Biography of a Landscape (2006), and Prehistoric Britain (2010).