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By Michael Haslam, Gail Robertson, Alison Crowther, Sue Nugent, Luke Kirkwood

ISBN-10: 1921536845

ISBN-13: 9781921536847

Those hugely diversified stories, spanning the area, show how a lot glossy analyses of microscopic lines on artifacts are changing our perceptions of the previous. starting from early people to trendy kings, from old Australian spears or Mayan pots to fresh Maori cloaks, the contributions reveal how starches, raphides, hair, blood, feathers, resin and DNA became crucial parts in archaeology’s sleek arsenal for reconstructing the day-by-day, religious, and demanding points of historical lives and for knowing human evolution. The booklet is a becoming tribute to Tom Loy, the pioneer of residue stories and proficient instructor who encouraged and mentored those interesting initiatives.

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