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📒What Is Archaeology ✍ Paul Courbin
✏What Is Archaeology Book Summary : Paul Courbin puts forward a penetrating and eloquent critique of the New Archeology, a movement of primarily American and British archaeologists that began in the 1960s and continues today. The New Archeologists dropped the "ae" spelling, symbolizing their intent to put the field on a modern and scientific footing. They questioned the bases, the objectives, and consequently the methods of traditional archaeology. Courbin examines this movement, its latent philosophy, its methods and their application, its theories, and its results. He declares that the record shows a devastating failure. The New Archeologists, he contends, may have developed scientific hypotheses, but in most cases they failed to carry out what is necessary to test their theories, thus contradicting the very goals they had set for the discipline. Reevaluating the field as a whole, Courbin asks, What is archaeology? He distinguishes it from such related fields as history and anthropology, emphatically arguing that the primary task of archaeology is what the archaeologist alone can accomplish: the establishment of facts—stratigraphies, time sequences, and identification tools, bones, potsherds, and so on. When archaeological findings lead to historical or anthropological conclusions, as they very often do, archaeologists must be aware that this involves a specific change in their work; they are no longer archaeologists proper. The archaeologist's work, Courbin stresses, is not a humble auxiliary of anthropology or history, but the foundation upon which historians and anthropologists of ancient civilizations will build and without which their theories cannot but collapse. What Is Archaeology? was originally published in French in 1982.
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📒Archaeology A Very Short Introduction ✍ Paul Bahn
✏Archaeology A Very Short Introduction Book Summary : The explorations of archaeology encompass the whole globe, survey 2.5 million years, and range from deserts to jungles, from deep caves to mountain tops, and from pebble tools to GPS. Its efforts to reconstruct and understand the past do not fail to fascinate us. Paul Bahn explores the importance of archaeology in this entertaining introduction.
✏Archaeology and Language Correlating archaeological and linguistic hypotheses Book Summary : Using language to date the origin and spread of food production, Archaeology and Language II represents groundbreaking work in synthesizing two disciplines that are now seen as interlinked: linguistics and archaeology. This volume is the second part of a three-part survey of innovative results emerging from their combination. Archaeology and historical linguistics have largely pursued separate tracks until recently, although their goals can be very similar. While there is a new awareness that these disciplines can be used to complement one another, both rigorous methodological awareness and detailed case-studies are still lacking in the literature. This three-part survey is the first study to address this. Archaeology and Language II examines in some detail how archaeological data can be interpreted through linguistic hypotheses. This collection demonstrates the possibility that, where archaeological sequences are reasonably well-known, they might be tied into evidence of language diversification and thus produce absolute chronologies. Where there is evidence for migrations and expansions these can be explored through both disciplines to produce a richer interpretation of prehistory. An important part of this is the origin and spread of food production which can be modelled through the spread of both plants and words for them. Archaeology and Language II will be of interest to researchers in linguistics, archaeologists and anthropologists.
📒Archaeology ✍ Mark Q. Sutton
✏Archaeology Book Summary : The second edition of this recent entry into the introductory archaeology market conveys the excitement of archaeological discovery while it explains how archaeologists think as they scientifically find, analyze, and interpret evidence. Highlights of the Second Edition Additional historical archaeological examples, including a discussion of historical material culture at the Wong Ho Luen Chinatown site in Riverside, California (Chapter 6), and the use of eighteenth-century garden design in the consideration of critical archaeology and the archaeology of power (Chapter 3). New or expanded discussions relating to various aspects of archaeological theory in Chapter 3, including sections on postprocessualism, gender, archaeology of power, cognitive archaeology, and evolutionary archaeology. A restructured and clearer approach to the vital topic of archaeological fieldwork, including additions in Chapter 5 to the sections on remote sensing and geophysical survey techniques. More and enhanced discussion in Chapter 8 about the ethical issues behind the recovery and analysis of archaeological human remains plus an updated opening story in Chapter 14 about the current status of the Kennewick Man case. Don't Miss These Exciting Value-Added Options! Research Navigator(TM) Guide for Anthropology Research Navigator(TM) Guide for Anthropology is the easiest way to start a research assignment or research paper. Complete with extensive help on the research process and four exclusive databases of credible and reliable source material including the EBSCO Academic Journal and Abstract Database, New York Times Search by Subject Archive, "Best of the Web" Link Library, and Financial Times Article Archive and Company Financials, Research Navigator(TM) helps you quickly and efficiently make the most of your research time. Research Navigator(TM) Guide for Anthropology is available FREE when packaged with this text: 0-205-46802-0. Enjoy the Sights and Sounds of Anthropology! Visit www.anthroexperience.com Anthropology Experience is a complete collection of multimedia resources for teaching and learning cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, linguistics, and archaeology/prehistory. Access to Anthropology Experience is available FREE when packaged with this text: 0-205-47426-8.
📒Cinematosophical Introduction To The Theory Of Archaeology ✍ Aleksander Dzbyński
✏Cinematosophical Introduction to the Theory of Archaeology Book Summary : What is archaeology? A research field dealing with monuments? A science? A branch of philosophy? Dzbyński suggests the simple but thoughtful equation: Archaeology = History = Knowledge. 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. In general, this book is concerned with the history of archaeologists’ search for a suitable methodology. All these issues are discussed in relation to two main intellectual trends of archaeology to the present day: processual and post-processual archaeology. Processualism introduced and developed the idea of algorithmic and universal reasoning in archaeology, while post-processualism focused attention on the individual value of a monument and the archaeologist himself. These are still two foundations on which the present knowledge of the past is based, and thus their defining role cannot be overestimated. An additional layer of narrative, visible right from the beginning of the book, is the gradual discovery of the relationship between archaeology and popular culture, especially film and literature. Its aim is both illustration and explanation. It is intended that the reader receives not only information and knowledge, but also a deeper emotional reference which is connected with the reception of works of art.
📒Agency In Archaeology ✍ Marcia-Anne Dobres
✏Agency in Archaeology Book Summary : Theories of agency recognise that humans make choices, hold intentions and take actions. Their use offers archaeologists the means to move beyond broad structural or environmental explanations of culture change and instead to consider the individual and the group. In this book 19 scholars give their differing views on the meaning and use of agency in archeaology. Cases ranging from late Pleistocene hunter-gathers to the restructering of gender relations in the North-eastern US, are outlined.
📒Archaeology Is A Brand ✍ Cornelius Holtorf
✏Archaeology is a Brand Book Summary : Archäologie - epochenübergreifend - Archäologie in der Öffentlichkeit - Popularkultur.
📒Archaeology ✍ Brian M. Fagan
✏Archaeology Book Summary : This edition has been updated to provide students with a brief yet comprehensive summary of the basic principles, methods and theoretical approaches of modern anthropological archaeology. It is designed to act as supplementary reading for general courses in anthropology.