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THE AMATEUR ARCHAEOLOGIST'S HANDBOOK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Dr. Robbins, director of the Bronson Museum of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society in Attleboro, Mass., acts as mentor to the prospective amateur archaeologist in a sound, straightforward text. He writes first about what is known of early inhabitants of America whose artifacts endure for present day understanding, and gives a chronological progression of cultures in various regions. He goes on to tell how to locate and excavate an archaeological site (with information as to making a grid and necessary equipment), what one is likely to find of each culture and what it represents, how to preserve, restore and date finds, and how to write a final report without which much of the value of digging is negated. Appendices inform on sites open to the public, societies and related organizations, museums and special collections, study courses, antiquities laws (all by state).

Publisher: Crowell