Topic outline

  • Publications

    • cover of German book: Grabungsleitfaden

      Publisher: Philipp von Zabern

      Publication year: 2014

      Authors: Johanna Sigl, Claus Vetterling

      How do you deal with archaeological finds? What surveying techniques are there and how are they applied? What is an excavation diary? These questions are answered in this Excavation Guide - the practical companion for working in the field.

      The Excavation Guide, originally written in German, is intended to help beginners to become involved in the excavation process more quickly, in a meaningful way and on their own initiative. Not only are different excavation situations, such as soil conditions or the handling of different monuments, taken into account, but the use of any equipment required for a particular excavation situation is also explained.

      ISBN: 978-3-7319-0260-7

      The German book is available for sale.

      The Arabic translation is available for download for free from this website.

    • Cover-EwaGlos

      Publisher: The Hornemann Institute

      Publication year: 2015

      Editors: Angela Weyer, Pilar Roig Picazo, Daniel Pop, JoAnn Cassar, Aysun Özköse, Jean-Marc Vallet, Ivan Srša

European Illustrated Glossary Of Conservation Terms For Wall Paintings And Architectural Surfaces.
English definitions with translations into Bulgarian, Croatian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish and Turkish.

      EwaGlos, which has been developed in eleven languages, highlights the crucial role that professionally developed multilingual vocabularies play in international preservation campaigns. The illustrated glossary stresses the importance of common language in the conservation field, and the role that international cooperation plays in creating this common terminology. The core of the glossary comprises approximately 200 definitions of terms frequently used in specifications in the field of conservation-restoration of wall paintings and architectural surfaces. The prefaces of the book introduce professionals, students and decision-makers to complex issues encountered in the development, and use, of such terminologies. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography in this specialized field.

      ISBN: 978-3-7319-0260-7

      The book is available for downloading for free from the site of EwaGlos at this link.

      It is also available in several languages (Arabic, Russian, Persian, Japanese).

    • Cover of Harris Matrix book in Arabic

      A Harris Matrix is a tool that archaeologists use to keep track of stratigraphy and stratigraphic units. By using the laws of stratigraphy, archaeologists create these logic diagrams to record the top-down sequence of stratigraphic deposits and help make sense of the information they contain. Using the principles of stratigraphy in archaeology were first introduced by Dr. Harris, published in his book the "Principles of Archaeological Stratigraphy". This book has been the industry standard for this discipline, so much that the way of seeing stratigraphic sequences is now commonly called a ‘Harris Matrix’ or ‘Harris Matrices’ on archaeological sites.

      This valuable book has been recently translated into Arabic by Tareq Awad and Baraa Seraj Eddin.

      “Principles of Archaeological Stratigraphy” demonstrates the making of stratigraphic sequences or Harris Matrices, as well as expounding on the history of stratigraphy in archaeology, the methods of recording stratification, and the relation of artifacts to the stratigraphic sequence.

      The book is available for downloading for free from the site of Dr. Harris at this link.

      It is also available in several languages (English , Arabic, Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Polish, Slovenia, Spanish).