Los Angeles: SAGE Reference, 2012. Hardcover. HEAVY. Tiny bumps to corners. Otherwise, lovely. Glossy blue pictorial covers. Cover photographer Evan Janke. Illustrated. 574 with chronology / 1177 total pp with glossary, resource guide, appendix, index and photo credits. VERY GOOD PLUS. Item #72894
Essentially a primer on the now far-less-than-obscure discipline within archaeology, referred to by some as "Garbageology". Among other explorations, the authors took and analyzed sixty-foot deep core samples of trash heaps in urban Arizona.
Chronology of this encyclopedia begins in 600 B. C. and up through the present day. In these volumes "you will read the perspectives of anthropologists, archaeologists, historians, philosophers, policy analysts, and sociologists, just to name a few." (introduction). The volumes reveal the complexity of our relationship to the world of goods, services and wastes.