In one volume here is everything you need to conduct fieldwork in archaeology. The Archaeologist's Field Handbook is designed for every kind of archaeological practice, from simple site recordings to professional consultancies and anyone who wants to record heritage sites responsibly.

This hands-on manual provides step-by-step instructions on how to undertake and successfully complete fieldwork in all fields of archaeology, from Indigenous to historical to landscape work. Charts, checklists, graphs, maps and diagrams clearly illustrate how to design, fund, research, map, record, interpret, photograph and write up your fieldwork.

This second edition is updated throughout and incorporates strategies for digital data capture, improved methods, recent legislation and more affordable technologies for surveying and photography. The Archaeologist's Field Handbook remains the ultimate resource for consultants, teachers, students, community groups and anyone involved in heritage fieldwork.

'An essential aid for beginners and professionals.' - Emeritus Professor John Mulvaney

'This volume has become the standard for archaeological field training ... A must for students, professionals and community groups.' - Martin Gibbs, Professor of Archaeology, University of New England

'It is absolutely the 'go to' field manual for archaeologists whatever their level within the profession.' - Jane Balme, Associate Professor of Archaeology, University of Western Australia

chapter Chapter One|21 pages

The Context of Archaeological Fieldwork

chapter Chapter Two|33 pages

Designing Your Project

chapter Chapter Three|30 pages

Maps and Navigation

chapter Chapter Four|39 pages

Recording Landscapes

chapter Chapter Five|51 pages

Recording Sites

chapter Chapter Six|45 pages

Archaeological Surveying

chapter Chapter Seven|14 pages

Principles of Archaeological Photography

chapter Chapter Eight|59 pages

Surface Collection and Excavation

chapter Chapter Nine|46 pages

Recording Artefacts

chapter Chapter Ten|41 pages

Cultural Heritage Values and Significance