With a cast of characters that includes Missy-Jojo-the-Dog-Faced-Girl as lab supervisor, erotic romance writer and field volunteer Elena Solara, the ghost of socialite Bunny Wallace, and shovelbum Rusty Spittle, Praetzellis' brief textbook-as-novel introduces students to the hows and whys of field methodology in an entertaining but informative way. Ideal for your introductory archaeology classes and probably the only textbook you'll enjoy reading yourself.
Adrian Praetzellis is Professor of Anthropology at Sonoma State University and author of the archaeological textbook-mystery novel Death by Theory.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgements Chapter 2 An Introduction for Teachers and Others of Superior Intellect Chapter 3 Dramatis Personae. The Cast in Order of their Appearance Chapter 4 Chapter 1.A BEGINNING AND AN END: Contract Archaeology & Safety Chapter 5 Chapter 2. A SHOCK: Archaeological Site & Survey Chapter 6 Chapter 3. A PERFORMANCE: Historical Research & Primary Records Chapter 7 Chapter 4. A VISITATION: Myth & Professional Ethics Chapter 8 Chapter 5. A CLIMB: Consult & Research Design Chapter 9 Chapter 6. A WOLF: Context & Budget Estimate Chapter 10 Chapter 7. AN OFFER: Structure and Content & Professional Distance Chapter 11 Chapter 8. AN ASSUMPTION: Objectivity & Curation Chapter 12 Chapter 9. A STORY: TPQ & Archaeological Survival Chapter 13 Chapter 10. A SINKING FEELING: Dug to Death & Dig Chapter 14 Chapter 11. AN END AND A BEGINNING: Publication & Empiricist Chapter 15 Epilog Chapter 16 For Further Reading Chapter 17 Glossary Chapter 18 Index Chapter 19 About the Author/Illustrator