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Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory

Volume 4

Book1981

Edited by:

MICHAEL B. SCHIFFER

Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory

Volume 4

Book1981

 

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    1 - Archaeoastronomy

    ANTHONY F. AVENI

    Pages 1-77

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    2 - Explaining the Evolution of Cultural Complexity: A Review

    ROBERT J. WENKE

    Pages 79-127

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    3 - Archaeology, Ethnohistory, and Ethnology: Interpretive Interfaces

    THOMAS H. CHARLTON

    Pages 129-176

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    4 - Seasonality Studies

    GREGORY G. MONKS

    Pages 177-240

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    5 - Isotopic Discrimination and Correction Factors in Radiocarbon Dating

    DAVID L. BROWMAN

    Pages 241-295

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    6 - The Expanding Role of Surface Assemblages in Archaeological Research

    DENNIS E. LEWARCH and MICHAEL J. O'BRIEN

    Pages 297-342

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    7 - Developments and Directions in Geoarchaeology

    BRUCE G. GLADFELTER

    Pages 343-364

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    8 - Taphonomy and Paleoecology: A Critical Review of Archaeology's Sister Disciplines

    DIANE P. GIFFORD

    Pages 365-438

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    Index

    Pages 439-443

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Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 4 presents the progressive explorations in methods and theory in archeology. This book discusses the increasing application of surface collection in cultural resource management. Organized into eight chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the fundamental aspects of archeoastronomy and explains what kinds of testable hypotheses that archeoastronomy generates. This text then examines the general implications for the study of cultural complexity. Other chapters consider the use of surface artifacts by archeologists to locate sites, establish regional culture histories, and to know where to excavate within sites. This book discusses as well the interpretative interfaces between archeology on the one hand, and ethnohistory and ethnology on the other, that is based on a theoretical stance advocating a fundamental holistic approach to anthropology. The final chapter deals with understanding the ecology of ancient organisms. This book is a valuable resource for archeologists and anthropologists.

Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 4 presents the progressive explorations in methods and theory in archeology. This book discusses the increasing application of surface collection in cultural resource management. Organized into eight chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the fundamental aspects of archeoastronomy and explains what kinds of testable hypotheses that archeoastronomy generates. This text then examines the general implications for the study of cultural complexity. Other chapters consider the use of surface artifacts by archeologists to locate sites, establish regional culture histories, and to know where to excavate within sites. This book discusses as well the interpretative interfaces between archeology on the one hand, and ethnohistory and ethnology on the other, that is based on a theoretical stance advocating a fundamental holistic approach to anthropology. The final chapter deals with understanding the ecology of ancient organisms. This book is a valuable resource for archeologists and anthropologists.

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ISBN

978-0-12-003104-7

Language

English

Published

1981

Copyright

Copyright © 1981 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Academic Press

Editors

MICHAEL B. SCHIFFER

Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona