Since we are on the theme of new books in archaeological science (thanks Rob), here is another one to add to the list:
A Consumer's Guide to Archaeological Science: Analytical Techniques
Mary E. Malainey
Charles E Orser, Editor
Michael B. Schiffer, Editor
2011, 603 pages
This volume is also available online as PDFs for purchase.
From the Preface:
"The information presented should enable an archaeologist to understand and critically evaluate:
-the suitability of various analytical techniques to address particular archaeological questions;
-the data generated through the application of these techniques
-the validity of the archaeological interpretations made on the basis of the data."