Writing archaeology: site reports in context

Hodder, Ian
June 1989
Antiquity;Jun89, Vol. 63 Issue 239, p268
Academic Journal
As it is written in site reports today, the modern language of archaeology is not a handsome tongue, efficient though it may be at conveying neutral data (another horrid word). Are there lessons to be found in the beguiling style of site reports from a couple of centuries ago? And is there more to their charm than antiquarian romance?


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