Book Meme

Venus tagged me to do this, so you can blame her πŸ˜‰

(Venus’s Book Meme entry)

The instructions:

1.  Grab the closest book to you.
2.  Open to page 123 and find the fifth sentence on the page.
3.  Post the following three sentences to your blog.
4.  Name the book and the author.
5.  Tag three more people (and I’m assuming no tag-backs.)

So, discounting the book that is actually nearest to me (Callahan’s Russian-English Dictionary of Science and Technology), I’ll pick the next closest one.


The problem is defined, its feasibility tested, and the entire background for the project is researched very carefully. This is the research design, which can take many forms. But all research designs have certain common elements:

  • A context. The design should reflect a larger set of goals and fit into a larger body of archaeological knowledge


You’ll just have to buy the book to find out what the other common elements are πŸ˜‰

Taken from Archaeology: A Brief Introduction (Ninth Edition) by Brian M. Fagan.


What can I say? I’m working on a Russian>English translation of a book on archaeology and am literally surrounded by dictionaries and textbooks. The first draft is done and I’m now well into the secondary read through. I have until the beginning of the year to complete it, so I’ll no doubt be hard at it all through the holidays. 


I tag Anil, Merlin and mr greywolf.