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Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory

Selections for Students from Volumes 1–4

Book1982

Edited by:

MICHAEL B. SCHIFFER

Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory

Selections for Students from Volumes 1–4

Book1982

 

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MICHAEL B. SCHIFFER

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    1 - Cult Archaeology and Unscientific Method and Theory

    JOHN R. COLE

    Pages 1-33

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    2 - Evolutionary Theory and Archaeology

    ROBERT C. DUNNELL

    Pages 35-99

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    3 - The Archaeological Study of Adaptation: Theoretical and Methodological Issues

    PATRICK V. KIRCH

    Pages 101-156

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    4 - Explanatory/Predictive Models of Hunter-Gatherer Adaptation

    ROBERT L. BETTINGER

    Pages 157-223

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    5 - Demographic Archaeology

    FEKRI A. HASSAN

    Pages 225-279

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    6 - Paleoethnobotany in American Archaeology

    RICHARD I. FORD

    Pages 281-332

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    7 - Social Interaction and Stylistic Similarity: A Reanalysis

    STEPHEN PLOG

    Pages 333-371

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    8 - Independent Dating in Archaeological Analysis

    JEFFREY S. DEAN

    Pages 373-405

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    9 - Advances in Archaeological Seriation

    WILLIAM H. MARQUARDT

    Pages 407-464

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

    DIANE P. GIFFORD

    Pages 465-538

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    11 - A Survey of Disturbance Processes in Archaeological Site Formation

    W. RAYMOND WOOD and DONALD LEE JOHNSON

    Pages 539-605

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    12 - Decision Making in Modern Surveys

    STEPHEN PLOG, FRED PLOG and WALTER WAIT

    Pages 607-645a

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    13 - Modern Material Culture Studies

    WILLIAM L. RATHJE

    Pages 647-683

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    Index

    Pages 685-690

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Advances in Archeological Method and Theory: Selections for Students from Volumes 1 through 4 provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of archeological method and theory. This book covers a variety of topics, including cult archeology, cultural evolution, models of hunter–gatherer adaptation, and archeobotany. Organized into 13 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the general cultural significance of cult archeology, from their political and economic aspect to their symbolic meanings. This text then examines the applicability of evolutionary theory to archeology. Other chapters consider the fundamental principles of adaptation as applied to human behavior and review the state of application of adaptation approaches in archeology. This book discusses as well the research on hunter–gatherer adaptation. The final chapter describes the kinds of studies of modern material culture that archeologists are doing and their reasons for doing them. This book is a valuable resource for archeologists and anthropologists.

Advances in Archeological Method and Theory: Selections for Students from Volumes 1 through 4 provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of archeological method and theory. This book covers a variety of topics, including cult archeology, cultural evolution, models of hunter–gatherer adaptation, and archeobotany. Organized into 13 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the general cultural significance of cult archeology, from their political and economic aspect to their symbolic meanings. This text then examines the applicability of evolutionary theory to archeology. Other chapters consider the fundamental principles of adaptation as applied to human behavior and review the state of application of adaptation approaches in archeology. This book discusses as well the research on hunter–gatherer adaptation. The final chapter describes the kinds of studies of modern material culture that archeologists are doing and their reasons for doing them. This book is a valuable resource for archeologists and anthropologists.

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978-0-12-624180-8

Language

English

Published

1982

Copyright

Copyright © 1982 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Academic Press

Editors

MICHAEL B. SCHIFFER

Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona