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Writing about archaeology, Graham Connah

In this book, Graham Connah offers an overview of archaeological authorship: its diversity, its challenges, and its methodology. Based on his own experiences, he presents his personal views about the task of writing about archaeology. The book is not intended to be a technical manual. Instead, Connah aims to encourage archaeologists who write about their subject to think about the process of writing. He writes with the beginning author in mind, but the book will be of interest to all archaeologists who plan to publish their work. Connah's overall premise is that those who write about archaeology need to be less concerned with content and more concerned with how they present it. It is not enough to be a good archaeologist. One must also become a good writer and be able to communicate effectively. Archaeology, he argues, is above all a literary discipline.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Creating the canon : the integral role of writing in archaeology -- Learning from others : archaeological writers past and present -- Readership determines form : for whom are we writing? -- Turning data into text : images of the past -- The process of writing : 10 percent inspiration, 90 percent perspiration -- Visual explanation : pictures that should talk -- Pleasing everyone : writing for different types of publication -- Publishers, editors and referees : devils incarnate or guardian angels? -- The publication process : creating a quality product -- The aftermath : reviewers and readers
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 210 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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