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Theory in Archaeology

A World Perspective (Theoretical Archaeology Group)

by Peter J. Ucko

  • 261 Want to read
  • 14 Currently reading

Published by Routledge .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages416
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7482944M
ISBN 10041510677X
ISBN 109780415106771

Book description: This handbook gathers original, authoritative articles from leading archaeologists to compile the latest thinking about archaeological theory. Evolutionary Archaeology, a collection of nine papers from a variety of contributors, is the first book-length treatment of the evolutionists' position. All archaeologists, and especially those with a specific interest in method and theory, will find much here to challenge traditional theory, solidify the evolutionists' position, and stir.

  Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice provides a great introduction to the various aspects of archaeology. It would be a marvellous addition to the library of any archaeology enthusiast. It provides the theory and description of archaeological Cited by: The final chapter deals with several issues related to the development of a theory of archeology. This book is a valuable resource for archeologists and philosophers. Show less. Studies in Archaeology: Philosophy and Archaeology presents the circumstances under which archeological hypotheses can be considered confirmed or disconfirmed. This.

The book acts as an overview of the developments in the discipline over the last decade; yet Hodder's brief is far wider. His aim is to break down the division between the intellectual and the "dirt" archaeologist to demonstrate that in this discipline more than any other, theory must be related to practice to save effectively our rapidly. This volume assesses the real achievements of archaeology in increasing an understanding of the past. Without rejecting the insights either of traditional or more recent approaches, it considers the issues raised in current claims and controversies about what is appropriate theory for archaeology.


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The book came in earlier than I expected so that was a pleasant surprise. No problems with the product, all is good. I'm currently using this book for my second year Archaeology degree so if anyone is searching for a book on archaeological theory, this is the book to by: A lively and accessible introduction to themes and debates in archaeological theory for students of all levels.

Archaeological Theory is a relatable, accessible, reader-friendly first step into the world of theory for archaeology izing that many students shy away from the study of theory for fear that the material is too difficult or obscure, Archaeological Theory maintains 4/5(6). Archaeological Theory, 2nd Edition is the most current and comprehensive introduction to the field available.

Thoroughly revised and updated, this engaging text offers students an ideal entry point to the major concepts and ongoing debates in archaeological research. New edition of a popular introductory text that explores the increasing diversity of approaches to archaeological theory 4/5(3).

Synopsis A lively and accessible introduction to themes and debates in archaeological theory for students of all levels Archaeological Theory is a relatable, accessible, reader-friendly first step into the world of theory for archaeology students.

Archaeology research in pre-Columbian Americas and the Book of Mormon. Numerous observers have suggested that the Book of Mormon appears to be a work of fiction that parallels others within the 19th-century "mound-builder" genre that was pervasive at the time.

The contents of this book show the implementation of new methodologies applied to archaeological sites. Chapters have been grouped in four sections: New Approaches About Archaeological Theory and Methodology; The Use of Geophysics on Archaeological Fieldwork; New Applied Techniques - Improving Material Culture Theory in Archaeology book Experimentation; and Sharing Knowledge - Some Proposals Concerning Cited by: 4.

For courses in Introduction to Archaeology Theory and Methods. Intended for the Introductory Archaeology course with the goal of teaching students how to think like archaeologists, this workbook includes activities that challenge students to interpret and explain field findings and help them to see the link between theory and practice/5(5).

For Theory Building in Archaeology book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. ) was an American archaeologist known for his influential work in archaeological theory, ethnoarchaeology and the Paleolithic period.

He is widely considered among the most influential archaeologists of the later 20th century, /5(8). Bruce Trigger's new book is the first ever to examine the history of archaeology from medieval times to the present in world-wide perspective.

At once stimulating and even-handed, it places the development of archaeological thought and theory throughout within a broad social and intellectual framework. The successive but interacting trends apparent in archaeological thought are defined and the 1/5(1). Critical theory calls on scholars to view the past and the present as locations of nuanced ideological negotiation.

Critical theory, as used by archaeologists, explores the relationship between our knowledge of the past and the context of its production. Browse Archaeology eBooks to read online or download in EPUB or PDF format on your mobile device and PC.

Archaeology Ireland. "Archaeological theory today consists of a bewildering variety of positions and perspectives, subtly interacting and ever changing. Mathew Johnson sheds considerable light on this complex landscape in his valuable new book Archaeological Theory: An : Wiley.

A lively and accessible introduction to themes and debates in archaeological theory for students of all levels. Archaeological Theory is a relatable, accessible, reader-friendly first step into the world of theory for archaeology izing that many students shy away from the study of theory for fear that the material is too difficult or obscure, Archaeological Theory maintains.

This book focuses on the relationship between the disciplines of archaeology and anthropology. Both disciplines arose from a common project: a desire to understand human social and cultural diversity.

However, in recent years, archaeologys interest in anthropology has remained largely. This book consists of 8 chapters presenting a collection of characteristic philosophical attitudes important for archaeology. It discusses the historicity of archaeological sources, the source of the algorithmic approach in archaeological reasoning, and the accuracy of logical and irrational thinking.

Advances in Archeological Method and Theory: Selections for Students from Volumes 1 through 4 provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of archeological method and theory.

This book covers a variety of topics, including cult archeology, cultural evolution, models of hunter–gatherer adaptation, and archeobotany. In Gordon R. Willey and Philip Phillips first published Method and Theory in American Archaeology— a volume that went through five printings, the last in at the height of what became known as the new, or processual, archaeology.

The advent of processual archaeology, according to Willey and Phillips, represented a "theoretical debate Cited by: Book Description. Alternative Iron Ages examines Iron Age social formations that sit outside traditional paradigms, developing methods for archaeological characterisation of alternative models of society.

In so doing it contributes to the debates concerning the construction and resistance of inequality taking place in archaeology, anthropology and sociology. Archaeological theory refers to the various intellectual frameworks through which archaeologists interpret archaeological data.

Archaeological theory functions as the application of philosophy of science to archaeology, and is occasionally referred to as philosophy of is no one singular theory of archaeology, but many, with different archaeologists believing that information.

Practice theory represents one of the most influential bodies of thought in contemporary anthropological archaeology. First incorporated into archaeological circles with postprocessual critiques of the s (e.g., Hodder ), it has remained a hallmark of archaeological theory over the past three decades and continues to inform current debates over agency, identity, and materiality.

These are essentially synonymous but theory is the more prevalent term by far. PatHadley2 June (UTC) Oppose I can appreciate why you might suggest this, but I must object to such a merge as philosophy of archaeology refers to the broad search for theory in archaeology, as well as ethics, epistemology and ontology.

Theory, on the.Evolutionary Research in Archaeology seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of contemporary evolutionary research in archaeology. The book will provide a single source for Available Formats: eBook Hardcover.Method & Theory / Landscape Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology.

How human activity shapes and is shaped by the natural and built environment: GIS and surveying techniques, aerial archaeology, landscape phenomenology, settlement patterns, and the ways in which societies and power relations are spatially structured. This book reports on the.