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Archaeology by Design


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Part 1 Series Editors' Foreword Part 2 1 Designing Archaeological Research with an Attitude Chapter 3 The Process of Designing Archaeological Research / Professional Archaeological Research / Why Design Archaeological Research? / The Cost of Archaeology / Your Obligation to the Public / Archaeology by Default / Designing Research is Archaeology Part 4 2 Building Your Professional Toolkit Chapter 5 Anthropological Archaeology / Current Archaeological Method and Theory / Multidisciplinary Studies / Keeping Current / Developing Regional Expertise / Navigating the Political Playing Field / Why the Professional Archaeologist's Toolkit is Heavy Part 6 3 A Quick Look at the Research Process Chapter 7 The "Pure" Research Process in Academic Archaeology / The "Directed" Research Process in CRM Archaeology / The Parts of CRM Research / Conclusion Part 8 4 The Scope of Work Chapter 9 The Project Area / The Work / Work Standards / Time / Money / Logistics / Conclusion Part 10 5 Research Questions Chapter 11 Typical Approaches to Archaeological Research / Creating Research Questions / Sources of Questions Part 12 6 Developing Your Research Strategy Chapter 13 Think First, Dig Later-Archaeological Strategy / Making Tough Choices-Operational Strategy / Conclusion Part 14 7 The Written Research Design Chapter 15 Whom Are You Writing For? / Projects Big and Small / Critical Components of Your Written Research Design / Additional Considerations / Conclusion Part 16 8 Putting Your Research Design to Work Chapter 17 Implementing Your Research Design / In from the Cold / Evaluating Your Research Design / Now It's Up to You Part 18 Appendix A. Groups You Should Join Part 19 Appendix B. Journals You Should Read Part 20 Appendix C. The ABCs of CRM Part 21 Appendix D. The Logistics Checklist Part 22 References Part 23 Index Part 24 About the Authors and Series Editors

About the Author

Stephen L. Black is a research associate and editor of www.TexasBeyondHistory.net at the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin. Kevin Jolly is a research fellow of the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin and the director of development at RW3 Technologies Inc.


With helpful tips, clear explanations, checklists and guides to further reading, this has much to offer a North American and non-North American readership. * Oxbow Book News, Vol. 57, Autumn 2003 *
Archaeology by Design is a unique and valuable resource for professionals and students alike. It is extremely readable and presents a cogent framework for conducting archeological research. Amateurs with an interest in the profession as well as the subject matter of archeology will also find the book of value. . . . Readers will find the prose to be conversational in style, attribution of other scholars' ideas relaxed, and citations minimal. Throughout the book, the authors strive to distill involved and complex ideas to essential concepts. This is a very difficult task which the volume, on balance, is successful in accomplishing. * Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society *

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