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Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory

Volume 1

Book1978

Edited by:

MICHAEL B. SCHIFFER

Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory

Volume 1

Book1978

 

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MICHAEL B. SCHIFFER

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    1 - Optimizing Strategies for Evaluating Archaeological Significance

    MICHAEL J. MORATTO and ROGER E. KELLY

    Pages 1-30

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    2 - The Concept of Carrying Capacity in the Study of Culture Process

    MICHAEL A. GLASSOW

    Pages 31-48

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    3 - Demographic Archaeology

    FEKRI A. HASSAN

    Pages 49-103

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    4 - Mortuary Practices and the Study of Prehistoric Social Systems

    JOSEPH A. TAINTER

    Pages 105-141

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    5 - Social Interaction and Stylistic Similarity: A Reanalysis

    STEPHEN PLOG

    Pages 143-182

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    6 - Inference and Evidence in Archaeology: A Discussion of the Conceptual Problems

    ALAN P. SULLIVAN

    Pages 183-222

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    7 - Independent Dating in Archaeological Analysis

    JEFFREY S. DEAN

    Pages 223-255

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    8 - Advances in Archaeological Seriation

    WILLIAM H. MARQUARDT

    Pages 257-314

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    9 - A Survey of Disturbance Processes in Archaeological Site Formation

    W. RAYMOND WOOD and DONALD LEE JOHNSON

    Pages 315-381

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    10 - Decision Making in Modern Surveys

    STEPHEN PLOG, FRED PLOG and WALTER WAIT

    Pages 383-421

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    Subject Index

    Pages 423-426

About the book

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Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 1 presents the progressive explorations in methods and theory in archeology. This book discusses the strategy for appraising significance, which is needed to maximize the preservation and wise use of cultural resources. Organized into 10 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of planning for the best long-term use of cultural resources, which is the essence of conservation archeology. This text then examines importance of the concept in cultural ecological studies. Other chapters consider the methods used in determining the density, size, and growth rate of human populations. This book discusses as well the use of demographic variables in archeological explanation. The final chapter deals with the decisions that must be made in designing a survey and to identify the alternative consequences for data recovery of various strategies. This book is a valuable resource for archeologists and planners.

Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 1 presents the progressive explorations in methods and theory in archeology. This book discusses the strategy for appraising significance, which is needed to maximize the preservation and wise use of cultural resources. Organized into 10 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of planning for the best long-term use of cultural resources, which is the essence of conservation archeology. This text then examines importance of the concept in cultural ecological studies. Other chapters consider the methods used in determining the density, size, and growth rate of human populations. This book discusses as well the use of demographic variables in archeological explanation. The final chapter deals with the decisions that must be made in designing a survey and to identify the alternative consequences for data recovery of various strategies. This book is a valuable resource for archeologists and planners.

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ISBN

978-0-12-003101-6

Language

English

Published

1978

Copyright

Copyright © 1978 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Academic Press

Editors

MICHAEL B. SCHIFFER

Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona