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Archaeological theory : an introduction

Author: Matthew Johnson
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Archaeological Theory, 2nd Edition is the most current and comprehensive introduction to the field available. Thoroughly revised and updated, this engaging text offers students an ideal entry point to the major concepts and ongoing debates in archaeological research." "Exploring the many ways of approaching the human past, from positivism to postmodernism, Johnson reveals the historical origins of different schools  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Johnson
ISBN: 9781405100144 9781405100151 1405100141 140510015X
OCLC Number: 439212070
Description: xvi, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: The contradictions of theory --
Common sense is not enough --
The "new archaeology" --
Archaeology as a science --
Middle-range theory, ethnoarchaeology, and material culture studies --
Culture and process --
Thoughts and ideologies --
Postprocessual and interpretative archaeologies --
Archaeology, gender and identity --
Archaeology and cultural evolution --
Archaeology and Darwinian evolution --
Archaeology and history --
Archaeology, politics and culture --
Conclusion : The future of theory --
Selective glossary.
Responsibility: Matthew Johnson.

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Archaeological Theory: An Introduction, 2nd Edition is thoroughly updated and enhanced to reflect the latest thinking in archaeological methods. Expanding the popular first edition, Johnson utilizes  Read more...

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