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Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory

Volume 8

Book1985

Edited by:

MICHAEL B. SCHIFFER

Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory

Volume 8

Book1985

 

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MICHAEL B. SCHIFFER

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    1 - Postprocessual Archaeology

    IAN HODDER

    Pages 1-26

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    2 - Is There an Archaeological Record?

    LINDA E. PATRIK

    Pages 27-62

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    3 - The Reaction against Analogy

    ALISON WYLIE

    Pages 63-111

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    4 - The Archaeological Record on Sedentariness: Recognition, Development, and Implications

    JANET E. RAFFERTY

    Pages 113-156

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    5 - Current Developments in Bone Technology

    EILEEN JOHNSON

    Pages 157-235

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    6 - Form, Content, and Function: Theory and Method in North American Rock Art Studies

    POLLY SCHAAFSMA

    Pages 237-277

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    7 - The Potential for Archaeological Tree-Ring Dating in Eastern North America

    DAVID W. STAHLE and DANIEL WOLFMAN

    Pages 279-302

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    Index

    Pages 303-306

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Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 8 is a collection of papers that discusses postprocessual archaeology, bone technology, and tree-ring dating in Eastern North America. One paper discriminates between the process and norm, and eliminates the dichotomy by locating human agency and the active. It focuses on monitoring individuals as being in the center of social theory. Another paper discuses the physical model and the textual model that describe the basic components of an archaeological record. For example, the first model implies that archaeological inferences move from material components of the record to material phenomena in the past. The second model assumes that archaeological inference should move from material phenomena to mental phenomena, from material symbols to the ideas and beliefs they encode. Another paper explains the use of analogy as a useful tool in archaeological considerations. One paper investigates bones as a material for study, including the analysis of carnivore-induced fractures or hominid-induced modifications from using bones as tools. The collection is suitable for sociologists, anthropologist, professional or amateur archaeologists, and museum curators studying archaeological artifacts.

Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 8 is a collection of papers that discusses postprocessual archaeology, bone technology, and tree-ring dating in Eastern North America. One paper discriminates between the process and norm, and eliminates the dichotomy by locating human agency and the active. It focuses on monitoring individuals as being in the center of social theory. Another paper discuses the physical model and the textual model that describe the basic components of an archaeological record. For example, the first model implies that archaeological inferences move from material components of the record to material phenomena in the past. The second model assumes that archaeological inference should move from material phenomena to mental phenomena, from material symbols to the ideas and beliefs they encode. Another paper explains the use of analogy as a useful tool in archaeological considerations. One paper investigates bones as a material for study, including the analysis of carnivore-induced fractures or hominid-induced modifications from using bones as tools. The collection is suitable for sociologists, anthropologist, professional or amateur archaeologists, and museum curators studying archaeological artifacts.

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978-0-12-003108-5

Language

English

Published

1985

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Copyright © 1985 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Academic Press

Editors

MICHAEL B. SCHIFFER

Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona