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Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory

Volume 3

Book1980

Edited by:

MICHAEL B. SCHIFFER

Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory

Volume 3

Book1980

 

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    1 - Cult Archaeology and Unscientific Method and Theory

    JOHN R. COLE

    Pages 1-33

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    2 - Evolutionary Theory and Archaeology

    ROBERT C. DUNNELL

    Pages 35-99

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    3 - The Archaeological Study of Adaptation: Theoretical and Methodological Issues

    PATRICK V. KIRCH

    Pages 101-156

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    4 - The Use of General Ecological Principles in Archaeology

    DONALD L. HARDESTY

    Pages 157-187

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    5 - Explanatory/Predictive Models of Hunter–Gatherer Adaptation

    ROBERT L. BETTINGER

    Pages 189-255

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    6 - An Optimum Diet Model, Coastal Variability, and Hunter–Gatherer Behavior

    STEPHEN M. PERLMAN

    Pages 257-310

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    7 - Toward a General Model of Agricultural Systems

    STANTON W. GREEN

    Pages 311-355

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    8 - Vicissitudes and Overkill: The Development of Explanations of Pleistocene Extinctions

    DONALD K. GRAYSON

    Pages 357-403

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    9 - Obsidian Hydration Dating: A Coming of Age

    JOSEPH W. MICHELS and IGNATIUS S.T. TSONG

    Pages 405-444

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    Index

    Pages 445-448

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Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 3 presents the progressive explorations in methods and theory in archeology. This book discusses the general cultural significance of cult archeology. Organized into nine chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the spectrum of professional reactions to cult archeology. This text then examines the applicability of evolutionary theory to archeology. Other chapters consider the fundamental principles of adaptation as applied to human behavior and review the state of application of adaptational approaches in archeology. This book discusses as well the convergence of evolutionary and ecological perspectives in anthropology that has given rise to a distinct concept of culture. The final chapter deals with obsidian dating as a chronometric method and explains the problems that limit its effectiveness. This book is a valuable resource for archeologists and anthropologists. Graduate students and archeology students will also find this book extremely useful.

Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 3 presents the progressive explorations in methods and theory in archeology. This book discusses the general cultural significance of cult archeology. Organized into nine chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the spectrum of professional reactions to cult archeology. This text then examines the applicability of evolutionary theory to archeology. Other chapters consider the fundamental principles of adaptation as applied to human behavior and review the state of application of adaptational approaches in archeology. This book discusses as well the convergence of evolutionary and ecological perspectives in anthropology that has given rise to a distinct concept of culture. The final chapter deals with obsidian dating as a chronometric method and explains the problems that limit its effectiveness. This book is a valuable resource for archeologists and anthropologists. Graduate students and archeology students will also find this book extremely useful.

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ISBN

978-0-12-003103-0

Language

English

Published

1980

Copyright

Copyright © 1980 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Academic Press

Editors

MICHAEL B. SCHIFFER

Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona