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The Archaeology of Regions
A Case for Full Coverage Survey

Edited by Suzanne K. Fish and Stephen A. Kowalewski

The Archaeology of Regions
Paperback, 303 pages £35.00
Published: 2009
ISBN: 9780979773105
Format: 223mm x 150mm
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Subjects: Archaeology, Eliot Werner Publications
Series: EWP Foundations of Archaeology

In this volume, originally published by Smithsonian Institution Press in 1990, the editors present eight thorough case studies on a wide range of environments and cultural contexts to argue the advantages of full-coverage survey-the systematic coverage of a whole study area. A new prologue traces developments of the past two decades and shows how current archaeological practice favors full-coverage research design, both in cultural resource management and research contexts.

Prologue to the Percheron Press Edition

Introduction, Suzanne K. Fish and Stephen A. Kowalewski

1. Critical Reflections on a Decade of Full-Coverage Regional Survey in the Valley of Mexico, Jeffrey R. Parsons

2. Merits of Fill-Coverage Survey: Examples from the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico, Stephen A. Kowalewski

3. Full-Coverage Regional Archaeological Survey in the Near Wast: An Example from Iran, William M. Sumner

4. Full-Coverage Survey in the Lower Santa Valley: Implications for Regional Settlement Pattern Studies on the Peruvian Coast, David J. Wilson

5. Insights from Full-Coverage Survey in the Georgia Piedmont, Paul R. Fish and Thomas Gresham

6. Intesive Archaeological Survey of Long House Valley, Northeastern Arizona, Jeffrey S. Dean

7. Analyzing Regional Architecture: A Hohokam Example, Suzanne K. Fish, Paul R. Fish, and John H. Madsen

8. Sampling Full-Coverage Survey: An Example from Western Texas, Michael E. Wilson

9. Comments on the Case for Full-Coverage Survey, Keith W. Kintigh

10. Toward Refining Concepts of Full-Coverage Survey, George L. Cowgill

Conclusions, Stephen A. Kowalewski and Suzanne K. Fish

“[R]epresents an important step in the holistic analysis of regions. Full-coverage survey . . . has great analytical potential beyond the range of sample survey. . . This volume will aid in the development of improved research designs and the interpretation of their results.” (Martin G. DudekAmerican Antiquity)

Suzanne K. Fish, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona


Stephen A. Kowalewski, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 303 pages
 223mm x 150mm

BIC Code:
 Eliot Werner Publications


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