Archaeological Investigation Hardcover – 9 Dec 2009
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'Accessible, comprehensive and interesting – a bible for field archaeologists.' – Claire Smith, President, World Archaeological Congress
'Written by one of our finest excavators, distilling a lifetime's experience. Comprehensive yet provocative, it's a "must read" for both student and professional alike.' – Graeme Barker, Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, UK
'This is the best book in the English language for fifty years or more on the practice of field archaeology.' – Richard Hodges, Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, USA
'Highly recommended.' – Choice
'Let's not beat around the bush, this is quite simply a terrific book, and is now the primer for matters of archaeological technique and methodology.' – British Archaeology Magazine
'With this book, Carver points a clear way through the system, doing much to help us all be more fully-rounded archaeologists.' – www.diggingthedirt.com
About the Author
Martin Carver specialises in the archaeology of early Medieval Europe and field archaeology in all periods. He was a free-lance archaeologist from 1972 until 1986, when he was appointed professor and head of department at the University of York. Since 2003 he has been editor of the journal Antiquity.