Dug to Death

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Dug to Death


'A tale of archaeological method and mayhem'.

Adrian Praetzellis, 2003 Altamira Press, Walnut Creek.

Well is it a spoof? A who-dunit set in an excavation in Victoria (thinly diguised Queenstown), Central Otago undertaken by the University of Invercargill it is clearly fiction at one level - but it is also a primer on underaking excavations. Praetzellis has spent some time in New Zealand so the local references are knowing. The New Zealand English glossary is a hoot.

Ian Barber has reviewed it in Archaeology in New Zealand 2005 48(4):256-58.

There are other reviews linked here.