Containing close to 3,000 words and definitions, Dictionary of Artifacts is an indispensable reference for anyone working within the field of archaeology. * Entries detail artifact's classification and typology; raw materials; methods and techniques of creation; principles and techniques of examination and identification; and instructions for the care and preservation of specimens. * Along with a headword and definition, pronunciations, synonyms, cross-references, and the category/categories also accompany each entry * Drawings, photographs, and extensive annnotated bibliography are included for more complete comprehension. "Definitions are written with the general reader in mind and address discovery, typology, dating, conservation, and decoration. ... This is a useful handbook for students and other lay readers interested in archaeology." "Library Journal"