The Petrology of Archaeological Artefacts (Book)

Rapp Jr., George
September 1984
Archaeology;Sep/Oct84, Vol. 37 Issue 5, p74
Book Review
Reviews the non-fiction book 'The Petrology of Archaeological Artefacts,' edited by D.R.C. Kempe and Anthony P. Harvey.


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