Archaeological Geophysics for Ephemeral Human Occupations: Focusing on the Small-Scale combines technological advances in near-surface geophysics with recent archaeological scholarship and underlying archaeological premises to provide a practical manual for guiding archaeo-geophysical research design. By proposing the amelioration of communication gaps between traditional and geophysical archaeologists, this book will foment dialogue and participate in bringing about new ways of thinking anthropologically about archaeological geophysics, especially in relation to prehistoric open-air ephemeral sites. Offering a way to begin a dialogue between archaeology and geophysics, Archaeological Geophysics for Ephemeral Human Occupations is an important reference for practicing professionals, instructors, and students in geophysics and anthropology/archaeology, as well as geology.
Jason Thompson is an instructor at Ashford University, American Public University, and Rutgers university, as well as dissertation chair, committee member, and associate faculty at University of Phoenix. He also has a very wide variety of corporate experiences in financial services and the insurance industry.
Chapter 1. Archaeological Geophysics Biases Chapter 2. Recognizing and Defeating Biases Chapter 3. Seeing the Forest but Missing the Trees Chapter 4. Material Signature of Human Behavior: Framing a Hunter-Gatherer AGP Agenda Chapter 5. Human Material Signatures Chapter 6. Pattern Recognition and Preliminary Identification Chapter 7. Simulation Sandbox Chapter 8. Material Signature of Seasonality at Verberie Chapter 9. Just for Students Chapter 10. Questions to Guide Framing Theoretical Perspectives Chapter 11. Conclusion: We Versus Me