Mark A. Pollard, Carl Heron “Archaeological Chemistry"
Royal Society of Chemistry | 2008-05-22 | ISBN: 0854042628 | 432 pages | PDF
The second edition of this popular title Archaeological Chemistry builds on the successful formula of the first edition. The existing case studies have been expanded to take account of new perspectives and new data in the intervening decade since the 1st edition was published. In addition, two new chapters emphasize the significant increase in molecular and isotopic analysis of organic remains. The two new chapters (stable isotopes and molecules and milk) bring together recent literature about ancient human diets.
Archaeological Chemistry 2nd edition aims to demonstrate the importance and utility of scientific techniques applied to the study of the past. In particular, the role of chemistry is emphasize through a series of case studies. The authors present the scientific investigation as a challenging field of inquiry rather than a routine application of established procedures.