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Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory

Volume 9

Book1986

Edited by:

MICHAEL B. SCHIFFER

Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory

Volume 9

Book1986

 

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MICHAEL B. SCHIFFER

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    1 - The First Million Years: The Archaeology of Protohuman Culture

    NICHOLAS TOTH and KATHY D. SCHICK

    Pages 1-96

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    2 - Beyond Bones: Toward an Archaeology of Pastoralism

    CLAUDIA CHANG and HAROLD A. KOSTER

    Pages 97-148

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    3 - Methodological Issues in Americanist Artifact Classification

    ROBERT C. DUNNELL

    Pages 149-207

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    4 - The Use of Materials Science Techniques in the Study of Pottery Construction and Use

    GORDON BRONITSKY

    Pages 209-276

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    5 - The Analysis of Contingency Tables in Archaeology

    R. BARRY LEWIS

    Pages 277-310

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    6 - Geophysical Methods of Archaeological Site Surveying

    JOHN W. WEYMOUTH

    Pages 311-395

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    7 - Predictive Models for Archaeological Resource Location

    TIMOTHY A. KOHLER and SANDRA C. PARKER

    Pages 397-452

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    Index

    Pages 453-464

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    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Pages 465-468

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Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 9 is a collection of papers that describes protohuman culture, pastoralism, artifact classification, and the use of materials science techniques to study the construction of pottery. Some papers discuss contingency tables, geophysical methods of archaeological site surveying, and predictive models for archaeological resource location. One paper reviews the methodological and theoretical advances in the archaeological studies of human origins, particularly covering the Plio-Pleistocene period. Another paper explains the historic and prehistoric development of pastoralism through archaeological investigation. One paper traces the three phases of artifact classification, each being a representation of a different attitude and approach. Another paper evaluates pottery artifacts using a number of basic materials-science concepts and analytic approaches, toward the study of their mechanical strength; and also reviews their use in archaeological studies of pottery production and organization. To investigate archaeological intrasites, the archaeologist can use different specialized methods such as seismic, electromagnetic, resistivity, magnetometry, and radar. Another paper describes various empiric correlative models for locational prediction developed in both contexts of cultural resource management and academic research. Sociologists, anthropologist, ethnographers, museum curators, professional or amateur archaeologists will find the collection immensely valuable.

Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 9 is a collection of papers that describes protohuman culture, pastoralism, artifact classification, and the use of materials science techniques to study the construction of pottery. Some papers discuss contingency tables, geophysical methods of archaeological site surveying, and predictive models for archaeological resource location. One paper reviews the methodological and theoretical advances in the archaeological studies of human origins, particularly covering the Plio-Pleistocene period. Another paper explains the historic and prehistoric development of pastoralism through archaeological investigation. One paper traces the three phases of artifact classification, each being a representation of a different attitude and approach. Another paper evaluates pottery artifacts using a number of basic materials-science concepts and analytic approaches, toward the study of their mechanical strength; and also reviews their use in archaeological studies of pottery production and organization. To investigate archaeological intrasites, the archaeologist can use different specialized methods such as seismic, electromagnetic, resistivity, magnetometry, and radar. Another paper describes various empiric correlative models for locational prediction developed in both contexts of cultural resource management and academic research. Sociologists, anthropologist, ethnographers, museum curators, professional or amateur archaeologists will find the collection immensely valuable.

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978-0-12-003109-2

Language

English

Published

1986

Copyright

Copyright © 1986 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Academic Press

Editors

MICHAEL B. SCHIFFER

Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona