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Websites and Books related to Geoarchaeology


bulletGeoarchaeology general's directory of geoarchaeology links:

Archives of the GARCH-L@LISTSERV.TAMU.EDU, Geoaercheology topics:

Wiley Interscience, access to "Geoarchaeology, An International Journal": Geoarchaeology is an interdisciplinary journal published eight times per year (in January, February, March, April, June, August, October, and December). It presents work at the methodological and theoretical interface between archaeology and the earth sciences and includes within its scope: interdisciplinary work focusing on understanding archaeological sites, their natural context, and particularly the aspects of site formation processes. 

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bulletItaly regional

Bill Thayer's Web Site: ancient Rome, many texts and links:

Forum Romanum: virtual tour of Rome, dictionary of mythology, roman history, roman life, Latin language, Latin literature:

Ostia, harbour of ancient Rome,  site dedicated to the archaeology and history of Ostia; large bibliography, many cliccable plans and photographs:

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bulletLibraries and bibliographies

Environmental Archaeological Bibliography:

Library of the Dutch Institute in Rome (select catalogue > RUG > regional); links with many other libraries ento a molte altre biblioteche:

MAI - MetaOPAC Azalai Italiano, cumulative query in Italian Internet library catalogues:

Treviso OnLine, the Italian Libraries:

Urbs, Union of Roman Scientific Libraries:

English version of the site of the Ecole française de Rome, a french institute of history and archeology:

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bulletRelated Sciences and techniques

Bulletin of the Archaeological Soil Micromorphology Working group, (University of Greenwich UK):

On-line version of the radiocarbon program CALIB 4.2, University of Washington: or Queen's University of Belfast:

The Italian Tidegauge Network, sea level variations day by day:

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bulletPrehistory and Archaeology

Archaeology -, many links and other information:

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Alluvial Geoarchaeology : Floodplain Archaeology and Environmental Change (Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology), A.G. Brown, Tony Brown, 1997

Geoarchaeology, The Earth-Science Approach to Archaeological Interpretation; Rapp Jr. G.R. & Hill, C.L., 1998, Yale  University Press, pp. 274, ISBN 0-300-07076-4

Principles of Geoarchaeology; A North American Perspective, by: Waters, Michael R., 1993, ISBN: 0816509891

Scotland: Environment and Archaeology, 8000 BC - AD 1000, Kevin J. Edwards (ed), (The Univ. of Sheffield, UK) / Ian B. M. Ralston (The Univ. of Edinburgh, UK), Wiley, 1997

Seeing beneath the Soil, Prospecting methods in Archaeology. Clark A, 1990, B.T. Batsford Ltd., pp. 176, ISBN 0 7134 5858 5

Soils in Archaeology, Landscape Evolution and Human Occupation, Holliday V.T. (Editor), 1992, Smithsonian Institution Press, pp. 254, ISBN 1-56098-308-6

Theory and Practice of Archaeology, part II: Acquisition of field data at multi-strata sites; 1995, Editor: P. Urbanczyk; Warszawa, pp. 484, ISBN 83-85463-30-5


Birkeland Peter W. : Soils and Geomorphology, (1999)

Briggs., 2002: Fundamentals of the Physical Environment, David Briggs, et al

COLLCUTT S.N., 1987: Archaeostratigraphy: A Geoarchaeologist's Viewpoint; Stratigraphica Archaeologica, Vol. 2, pp. 11-18; A.T.C. Workshop, University of Ghent

FEDELE F.G., 1984: Towards an Analytical Stratigraphy: Stratigraphic Reasoning and Excavation; Stratigraphica Archaeologica, Vol. 1, pp. 7-15; A.T.C. Workshop, University of Ghent

FRANCOVICH R., H. PATTERSON (eds.), Extracting Meaning from Ploughsoil Assemblages, Oxford 1999

FRANKEN H. J., 1984: The Lithology and Stratigraphy of Archaeological Sites; Stratigraphica Archaeologica, Vol. 1, pp. 16-23; A.T.C. Workshop, University of Ghent

Friedman 1992: Principles of Sedimentary Deposits: Stratigraphy and Sedimentology, Gerald M. Friedman, et al

GASCHE H., TUNCA O., 1983: Guide to Archaeostratigraphic Classification and Terminology: Definitions and Principles; Journal of Field Archaeology 10, pp. 325-35

Haslett, 2000: Coastal Systems (Routledge Introductions to the Environment S.), Simon K. Haslett

LEVEAU, PH., F. TRÉMENT, K. WALSH E G. BARKER (eds.), Enviromental Reconstruction in Mediterranean Landscape Archaeology, Oxford 1999

PASQUINUCCI, M., F. TRÉMENT (eds.), Non-Destructive Techniques Applied to Landscape Archaeology, Oxford 1999.

Pollard, 1999: Geoarchaeology (Geological Society Special Publication), A.M. Pollard (Editor)

STEIN J.K., 1987: Deposits for Archaeologists; in SCHIFFER M.B., (Ed): Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Vol. 11; University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Stein, 1993: Effects of Scale on Archaeological and Geoscientific Perspectives (Special Papers S.), Julie K. Stein (Editor), Angela R. Linse (Editor)

Stein, 2001: Sediments in Archaeological Context, Julie K. Stein (Editor), William R. Farrand (Editor)

Vermeulen 2001: Geoarchaeology of the Landscapes of Classical Antiquity, Frank Vermeulen (Editor), et al

Wilkinson K, Stevens C., 2003 - Environmental Archaeology, approaches, techniques & applications. Tempus UK

The Seven Hills of Rome: A Geological Tour of the Eternal City, Grant Heiken, Renato Funiciello and Donatella De Rita, Princeton University Press, ISBN: 0691069956

Environmental Archaeology : Principles and Practice, Dena Ferran Dincauze, 2000, Barnes & Noble

Archaeomineralogy, George Rapp, ISBN 3540425799 

Aston, Michael (1997). Interpreting the Landscape: Landscape Archaeology and Local History. Routledge

Herz, Norman, and Ervan G. Garrison (1998): Geological Methods for Archaeology. Oxford University Press

Geomorphological Processes and Landscape Change: Britain in the Last 1000 Years, DAVID HIGGITT , E MARK LEE, 2001, ISBN, Blackwell Publishing

The Changing Earth: Rates of Geomorphological Processes, ISBN: 0631194681 Pub, 1995, Blackwell Publishing

The Holocene: An Environmental History, Neil Roberts, 1998, ISBN: 0631186387, Blackwell Publishing

Geoarchaeology in Action, Studies in Soil Micromorphology and Landscape Evolution, Charles French, 2002, Routledge, ISBN: 0415273102


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