Theory and Practice in Archaeology

Theory and Practice in Archaeology

In this latest collection of his articles, of which seven are written especially for this volume, Ian Hodder captures and continues the lively controversy of the 1980s over symbolic and structural approaches to archaeology.

Author: Ian Hodder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134797332

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

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In this latest collection of his articles, of which seven are written especially for this volume, Ian Hodder captures and continues the lively controversy of the 1980s over symbolic and structural approaches to archaeology. The book acts as an overview of the developments in the discipline over the last decade; yet Hodder's brief is far wider. His aim is to break down the division between the intellectual and the "dirt" archaeologist to demonstrate that in this discipline more than any other, theory must be related to practice to save effectively our rapidly diminishing heritage.
Categories: Social Science

Theory and Practice of Archaeology

Theory and Practice of Archaeology

Intended for the Introductory Archaeology course with the goal of teaching students how to think like archaeologists, this workbook includes activities that challenge students to interpret and explain field findings and help them to see the ...

Author: Thomas C Patterson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317343158

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

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For courses in Introduction to Archaeology Theory and Methods. Intended for the Introductory Archaeology course with the goal of teaching students how to think like archaeologists, this workbook includes activities that challenge students to interpret and explain field findings and help them to see the link between theory and practice.
Categories: Social Science

Confronting Scale in Archaeology

Confronting Scale in Archaeology

This book discusses the cultural, social and spatial aspects of scale and its impact on archaeology, and shows how an improved awareness of scale offers new and exciting interpretations.

Author: Gary Lock

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387757015

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Without realizing, most archaeologists shift within a scale of interpretation of material culture. Material data is interpreted from the scale of an individual in a specific place and time, then shifted to the complex dynamics of cultural groups spread over time and place. This book discusses the cultural, social and spatial aspects of scale and its impact on archaeology, and shows how an improved awareness of scale offers new and exciting interpretations.
Categories: Social Science

Theory and Practice of Archaeological Residue Analysis

Theory and Practice of Archaeological Residue Analysis

The chapters of this volume bring together scholars from across the globe and attest to the diverse range of analytical methods, material types, spatio-temporal cultural units and research questions to which organic residue analysis has ...

Author: H. Barnard

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015070947422

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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Organic residues include a broad range of materials that can be analyzed at a macro-, micro- or molecular level. They represent the carbon-based remains (in combination with H, N, O, P and S) of fungi, plants, animals and humans. Organic residue analysis is a relatively new technique to archaeology. The chapters of this volume bring together scholars from across the globe and attest to the diverse range of analytical methods, material types, spatio-temporal cultural units and research questions to which organic residue analysis has been applied. They are partly the proceedings of a symposium on this subject, held on 31 March 2005 in Salt Lake City (Utah) during the 70th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, and partly the result of invitations to contribute forwarded to many active in this field.
Categories: Social Science

On the Theory and Practice of Archaeological Computing

On the Theory and Practice of Archaeological Computing

These nine papers, based on the 4th World Archaeological Congress held in South Africa in 1999, take a critical view of computer usage in archaeology and study its impact on the discipline and especially in terms of archaeological method ...

Author: Gary R. Lock

Publisher: Oxford Univ School of Archaeology

ISBN: 0947816518

Category: Computers

Page: 154

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These nine papers, based on the 4th World Archaeological Congress held in South Africa in 1999, take a critical view of computer usage in archaeology and study its impact on the discipline and especially in terms of archaeological method and theory. Contents: Introduction (Gark Lock & Kayt Brown) ; Computers and archaeological cultural change (J Huggett) ; Archaeological computing and disciplinary theory (J Gidlow) ; Mathematics and computers (H Forsyth) ; Virtual reality (G Goodrick & M Gillings) ; Archaeological archives for the 21st century (F Grew) ; Intellectual excavation (A Beck) ; English sites and monuments records (B Robinson) ; Can computers help aerial survey? (R Palmer) ; Is there such a thing as `Computer Archaeology'?
Categories: Computers

Theory and Practice in Late Antique Archaeology

Theory and Practice in Late Antique Archaeology

An exploration of theoretical frameworks, methodology and field practice suited to the late antique Mediterranean.

Author: Luke A. Lavan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004125671

Category: Social Science

Page: 428

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An exploration of theoretical frameworks, methodology and field practice suited to the late antique Mediterranean. Broad themes such as long-term change, topography, the economy and social life are covered, but in terms of the issues and problems being tackled by scholars of late antiquity.
Categories: Social Science

Theory and Practice in Mediterranean Archaeology

Theory and Practice in Mediterranean Archaeology

These essays serve as a springboard for discussion and response by archaeologists working in the Americas and in other parts of the world.

Author: Richard M. Leventhal

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781938770296

Category: History

Page: 416

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Theory and Practice in Mediterranean Archaeology: Old World and New World Perspectives brings together leading scholars from the Old World and the Americas to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing archaeology today. These topics include archaeology and text, the future of large-scale archaeological fieldwork at individual sites, interpretation and preservation of archaeological sites and landscapes, past trajectories and new approaches to regional survey, and debates surrounding landscape and settlement archaeology. Essays by Old World archaeologists provide an overview of these themes, as well as a history of research over the last hundred years. These scholars review the major successes and shortcomings of that work, identifying critical issues that determine and define the field. These essays serve as a springboard for discussion and response by archaeologists working in the Americas and in other parts of the world. The combination of an Old World focus with responses from New World archaeologists provides a uniquely broad assessment of contemporary archaeological theory, methods, and practice throughout the world.
Categories: History

Wetland Archaeology and Beyond

Wetland Archaeology and Beyond

The volume also includes a comprehensive explanation of the processes involved in archaeological practice and theory.

Author: Francesco Menotti

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199571017

Category: History

Page: 544

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Wetland Archaeology and Beyond offers an appreciative study of the people, and their artefacts, who occupied a large variety of worldwide wetland archaeological sites. The volume also includes a comprehensive explanation of the processes involved in archaeological practice and theory.
Categories: History

Archaeology

Archaeology

The best-selling archaeology textbook in the world, revised and updated, and now in its seventh edition

Author: Colin Renfrew

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500292108

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

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The best-selling archaeology textbook in the world, revised and updated, and now in its seventh edition
Categories: Social Science

Re constructing Archaeology

Re constructing Archaeology

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Michael Shanks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134886098

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Social Science

Archaeological Theory and Scientific Practice

Archaeological Theory and Scientific Practice

In this 2001 book, Andrew Jones argues that we need to analyse the practice of archaeology.

Author: Andrew Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139432044

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Is archaeology an art or a science? This question has been hotly debated over the last few decades with the rise of archaeological science. At the same time, archaeologists have seen a change in the intellectual character of their discipline, as many writers have adopted approaches influenced by social theory. The discipline now encompasses both archaeological scientists and archaeological theorists, and discussion regarding the status of archaeology remains polarised. In this 2001 book, Andrew Jones argues that we need to analyse the practice of archaeology. Through an analysis of archaeological practice, influenced by recent developments in the field of science studies, and with the aid of extensive case studies, he develops a new framework which allows the interpretative and methodological components of the discipline to work in tandem. His reassessment of the status and character of archaeology will be of interest to students, scholars and professionals.
Categories: Social Science

Indigenous Archaeologies

Indigenous Archaeologies

With case studies from North America to Australia and South Africa and covering topics from archaeological ethics to the repatriation of human remains, this book charts the development of a new form of archaeology that is informed by ...

Author: Claire Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134391554

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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With case studies from North America to Australia and South Africa and covering topics from archaeological ethics to the repatriation of human remains, this book charts the development of a new form of archaeology that is informed by indigenous values and agendas. This involves fundamental changes in archaeological theory and practice as well as substantive changes in the power relations between archaeologists and indigenous peoples. Questions concerning the development of ethical archaeological practices are at the heart of this process.
Categories: Social Science

Archaeology Essentials

Archaeology Essentials

An updated edition of the concise version of the best-selling introduction to archaeology.

Author: Colin Renfrew

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500289123

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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An updated edition of the concise version of the best-selling introduction to archaeology.
Categories: Social Science

Mesoamerican Archaeology

Mesoamerican Archaeology

Author: Julia A. Hendon

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631230521

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Offering an alternative to traditional textbooks, Mesoamerican Archaeology: Theory and Practice places the reader in the middle of contemporary debates by top archaeologists actively exploring the major prehispanic societies of Central America. Offers a comprehensive introduction to the archaeology of Mesoamerica by focusing on key time periods, sites, and the issues these times and places require us to confront. Examines key moments in the Mesoamerican historical tradition, from the earliest villages where Olmec art flourished, to the Aztec and Maya City-states that Spanish invaders described in the 16th century. Engages the chronological benchmarks of precolumbian social development in Mesoamerica, such as the transition to village life, emergence of political stratification, and formation of Mesoamerican urban centers. Includes an extensive introduction by the editors that situates contemporary Mesoamerican archaeology in the broader terms of the social politics of archaeology. For further resources to use with this book - including study questions, maps and photographs - visit the website at www.blackwellpublishing.com/BSGA/mesoam
Categories: Social Science

Classical Archaeology in Context

Classical Archaeology in Context

This book compiles a series of case studies derived from archaeological excavation in Greek cultural contexts in the Mediterranean (ca. 800-100 B.C), addressing the current state of the field, the goals and direction of Greek archaeology, ...

Author: Donald Haggis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781614519980

Category: History

Page: 440

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This book compiles a series of case studies derived from archaeological excavation in Greek cultural contexts in the Mediterranean (ca. 800-100 B.C), addressing the current state of the field, the goals and direction of Greek archaeology, and its place in archaeological thought and practice. Overviews of archaeological sites and analyses of assemblages and contexts explore how new forms of data; methods of data recovery and analysis; and sampling strategies have affected the discourse in classical archaeology and the range of research questions and strategies at our disposal. Recent excavations and field practices are steering the way that we approach Greek cultural landscapes and form broader theoretical perspectives, while generating new research questions and interpretive frameworks that in turn affect how we sample sites, collect and study material remains, and ultimately construct the archaeological record. The book confronts the implications of an integrated dialogue between realms of data and interpretive methodologies, addressing how reengagement with the site, assemblage, or artifact, from the excavation context can structure the way that we link archaeological and systemic contexts in classical archaeology.
Categories: History

Archaeological Theory in Practice

Archaeological Theory in Practice

This book bridges the gap between theory and practice by looking in detail at how the authors and their colleagues used theory to interpret what they found while conducting research in northwest Honduras. This is not a linear narrative.

Author: Patricia A Urban

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000021172

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

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Many students view archaeological theory as a subject distinct from field research. This division is reinforced by the way theory is taught, often in stand-alone courses that focus more on logic and reasoning than on the application of ideas to fieldwork. Divorcing thought from action does not convey how archaeologists go about understanding the past. This book bridges the gap between theory and practice by looking in detail at how the authors and their colleagues used theory to interpret what they found while conducting research in northwest Honduras. This is not a linear narrative. Rather, the book highlights the open-ended nature of archaeological investigations in which theories guide research whose findings may challenge these initial interpretations and lead in unexpected directions. Pursuing those novel investigations requires new theories that are themselves subject to refutation by newly gathered data. The central case study is the writers’ work in Honduras. The interrelations of fieldwork, data, theory, and interpretation are also illustrated with two long-running archaeological debates, the emergence of inequality in southern Mesopotamia and inferring the ancient meanings of Stonehenge. The book is of special interest to undergraduate Anthropology/Archaeology majors and first- and second-year graduate students, along with anyone interested in how archaeologists convert the static materials we find into dynamic histories of long-vanished people.
Categories: Social Science

Forensic Archaeology

Forensic Archaeology

This updated edition of a textbook universally hailed as an indispensable guide, is a complete introduction to the methods and means of forensic archaeology.

Author: John Hunter

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415273114

Category: Medical

Page: 233

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This updated edition of a textbook universally hailed as an indispensable guide, is a complete introduction to the methods and means of forensic archaeology. Incorporating new advances in the field, new case studies, and charting the growth and development of the subject, Forensic Archaeology examines the four main fields of recovery, search, skeletal analysis and analytical science, and how the concepts and methods of traditional archaeology can by utilized within criminal investigations. The authors provide in-depth chapters that discuss: search and location the various constraints and issues posed by an increasingly complex legal environment the archaeology of individual and mass graves how the subject has evolved to include international investigations of human rights links with forensic anthropology forensic geophysical survey. This is an invaluable resource that will provide students, researchers, academics and the general reader alike with a fascinating introduction to this complex and crucial subject.
Categories: Medical

Archaeological Theory and the Politics of Cultural Heritage

Archaeological Theory and the Politics of Cultural Heritage

This controversial book is a survey of how relationships between indigenous peoples and the archaeological establishment have got into difficulty, and a crucial pointer to how to move forward from this point.

Author: Laurajane Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134367955

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This controversial book is a survey of how relationships between indigenous peoples and the archaeological establishment have got into difficulty, and a crucial pointer to how to move forward from this point. With lucid appraisals of key debates such as NAGPRA, Kennewick and the repatriation of Tasmanian artefacts, Laurajane Smith dissects the nature and consequences of this clash of cultures. Smith explores how indigenous communities in the USA and Australia have confronted the pre-eminence of archaeological theory and discourse in the way the material remains of their past are cared for and controlled, and how this has challenged traditional archaeological thought and practice. Essential reading for all those concerned with developing a just and equal dialogue between the two parties, and the role of archaeology in the research and management of their heritage.
Categories: Social Science