The Archaeologist's Dilemma: On some aspects of archaeology as a 'destructive' scientific discipline

Reich, Ronny (1987) The Archaeologist's Dilemma: On some aspects of archaeology as a 'destructive' scientific discipline. In: Old cultures in new worlds. 8th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Programme report - Compte rendu. US/ICOMOS, Washington, pp. 1009-1015. [Book Section]

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The ancient sites in Israel, and mainly those dating aproximately to the years 3000-500 BCE, are stratified mounds, i.e. sites to where people in antiquity returned over and again, building their towns and houses on top of the ruins of their predecessors. The archaeological method of excavation of such sites is to excavate from the top of the mound downward, one stratum at the time, record its architectural components and subsequently to dismantly these remains for the excavation of the following (i.e. earlier) stratum.

Item Type: Book Section
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Reich, RonnyUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: archaeology; archaeologist; archaeological excavations; archaeological methods; legislation
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 10. Theory of archaeology
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 01. Generalities
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 03. Archaeological excavations
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 05. Archaeological research
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1987, 8th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2011 09:40
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2011 09:40
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/807

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