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Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory

Volume 11

Book1987

Edited by:

MICHAEL B. SCHIFFER

Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory

Volume 11

Book1987

 

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MICHAEL B. SCHIFFER

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    1 - The Use and Abuse of World Systems Theory: The Case of the Pristine West Asian State

    PHILIP L. KOHL

    Pages 1-35

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    2 - Modeling Interregional Interaction in Prehistory

    EDWARD M. SCHORTMAN and PATRICIA A. URBAN

    Pages 37-95

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    3 - The Use and Misuse of Nineteenth-Century English and American Ceramics in Archaeological Analysis

    TERESITA MAJEWSKI and MICHAEL J. O'BRIEN

    Pages 97-209

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    4 - Weathering of Inorganic Materials: Dating and Other Applications

    BARBARA A. PURDY and DAVID E. CLARK

    Pages 211-253

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    5 - Strategies for Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction in Archaeology

    DENA F. DINCAUZE

    Pages 255-336

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    6 - Deposits for Archaeologists

    JULIE K. STEIN

    Pages 337-395

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    Index

    Pages 397-411

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Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 11 is a collection of papers that discusses world systems theory, modeling interregional interaction in prehistory, and the archaeological analysis of ceramics. Some papers review dating and weathering of inorganic materials, strategies for paleo-environmental reconstruction, as well as deposits and depositional events. One paper reviews the Old World state formation that occurred in West Asia during the fourth and third millennia B.C. Another paper examines the role of interactions among societies in the process of local social change, and the need for archaeologists to develop a framework in which to analyze intersocietal interaction processes. The presence of items such as ceramics is associated directly to factors of availability, functions, economic values, or ethnic affiliation. As an example, one paper cites the use and misuse of English and American ceramics in archaeological analysis in identifying cultural patterns and human behavior. Another paper notes that each biological or mechanical agent of transport and deposition has its own respective attributes on a deposit where the attributes of sedimentary particles on the deposit can be defined. From such definitions, the archaeologists can make observations and inferences. Sociologists, anthropologist, ethnographers, museum curators, professional or amateur archaeologists, and academicians studying historical antiquities will find the collection very useful.

Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 11 is a collection of papers that discusses world systems theory, modeling interregional interaction in prehistory, and the archaeological analysis of ceramics. Some papers review dating and weathering of inorganic materials, strategies for paleo-environmental reconstruction, as well as deposits and depositional events. One paper reviews the Old World state formation that occurred in West Asia during the fourth and third millennia B.C. Another paper examines the role of interactions among societies in the process of local social change, and the need for archaeologists to develop a framework in which to analyze intersocietal interaction processes. The presence of items such as ceramics is associated directly to factors of availability, functions, economic values, or ethnic affiliation. As an example, one paper cites the use and misuse of English and American ceramics in archaeological analysis in identifying cultural patterns and human behavior. Another paper notes that each biological or mechanical agent of transport and deposition has its own respective attributes on a deposit where the attributes of sedimentary particles on the deposit can be defined. From such definitions, the archaeologists can make observations and inferences. Sociologists, anthropologist, ethnographers, museum curators, professional or amateur archaeologists, and academicians studying historical antiquities will find the collection very useful.

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ISBN

978-0-12-003111-5

Language

English

Published

1987

Copyright

Copyright © 1987 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Academic Press

Editors

MICHAEL B. SCHIFFER

Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona