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Archaeological Theory : An Introduction - 99 edition

Archaeological Theory : An Introduction (ISBN10: 063120296X; ISBN13: 9780631202967)
ISBN13: 978-0631202967
ISBN10: 063120296X

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0631202950
ISBN10: 0631202951

Summary: This is a lively overview of the major ideas and concepts in archeological theory. Taking an historical approach and using clear and jargon-free language, the book examines the roots of current debates in the development of archeology over the last thirty years. It discusses for example what the New Archeology meant and means, what the differences are between processual and post-processual archaeology, and what cognitive archaeology is or might be. The author stresse
s the links between debates within archeology and issues in the wider world of theory, as well as the social and political context of archeological practice.

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Summary: This is a lively overview of the major ideas and concepts in archeological theory. Taking an historical approach and using clear and jargon-free language, the book examines the roots of current debates in the development of archeology over the last thirty years. It discusses for example what the New Archeology meant and means, what the differences are between processual and post-processual archaeology, and what cognitive archaeology is or might be. The author stresses the links between debates within archeology and issues in the wider world of theory, as well as the social and political context of archeological practice.

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Edition/Copyright: 99
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Year Published: 1999
International: No

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