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Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory

Volume 6

Book1983

Edited by:

MICHAEL B. SCHIFFER

Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory

Volume 6

Book1983

 

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MICHAEL B. SCHIFFER

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    1 - The Antiquity of Man and the Development of American Archaeology

    DAVID J. MELTZER

    Pages 1-51

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    2 - Investigating the Diffusion of Stylistic Innovations

    DAVE D. DAVIS

    Pages 53-89

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    3 - Breaking Down Cultural Complexity: Inequality and Heterogeneity

    RANDALL H. MCGUIRE

    Pages 91-142

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    4 - Subsistence and Complex Societies: The Case of the Maya

    FREDERICK M. WISEMAN

    Pages 143-189

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    5 - The Role of Palynology in Archaeology

    VAUGHN M. BRYANT and RICHARD G. HOLLOWAY

    Pages 191-224

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    6 - Plant Opal Phytolith Analysis: Major Advances in Archaeobotanical Research

    IRWIN ROVNER

    Pages 225-266

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    7 - The Siteless Survey: A Regional Scale Data Collection Strategy

    ROBERT C. DUNNELL and WILLIAM S. DANCEY

    Pages 267-287

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    8 - Regional Sampling in Archaeological Survey: The Statistical Perspective

    JACK D. NANCE

    Pages 289-356

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    Index

    Pages 357-359

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Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 6 is a collection of papers dealing with the study of man's ancestors in antiquity. One paper compares archaeology in Europe and in North America where turn-of-the-century archaeologists, both professionals and amateurs, have contributed to the development of the science. Their contribution has led to an institutional sense of delineating professionals and amateurs in archaeological science and, more substantially, in matters of defining stone tools, cultural occupations, and cultural change. Another paper discusses large-scale stylistic trait distribution in broad terms related to archaeology, sociology, and geography. A model of cultural evolution simplifies anthropological concept of cultural complexity into inequality and heterogeneity, which are measurable variables to test hypotheses of cultural evolution. One paper cites the case of the Maya as subsistence and complex societies to show the diversity of Maya agriculture and other subsistence subsystems. One paper notes that the concepts and theory which archaeologists are using tend to be more sophisticated than their ability to provide samples of observations for testing. The collection is suitable for professional or amateur archaeologists, anthropologist, sociologists, and researchers interested in pre-historical times and cultures.

Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 6 is a collection of papers dealing with the study of man's ancestors in antiquity. One paper compares archaeology in Europe and in North America where turn-of-the-century archaeologists, both professionals and amateurs, have contributed to the development of the science. Their contribution has led to an institutional sense of delineating professionals and amateurs in archaeological science and, more substantially, in matters of defining stone tools, cultural occupations, and cultural change. Another paper discusses large-scale stylistic trait distribution in broad terms related to archaeology, sociology, and geography. A model of cultural evolution simplifies anthropological concept of cultural complexity into inequality and heterogeneity, which are measurable variables to test hypotheses of cultural evolution. One paper cites the case of the Maya as subsistence and complex societies to show the diversity of Maya agriculture and other subsistence subsystems. One paper notes that the concepts and theory which archaeologists are using tend to be more sophisticated than their ability to provide samples of observations for testing. The collection is suitable for professional or amateur archaeologists, anthropologist, sociologists, and researchers interested in pre-historical times and cultures.

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978-0-12-003106-1

Language

English

Published

1983

Copyright

Copyright © 1983 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Academic Press

Editors

MICHAEL B. SCHIFFER

Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona