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A critique of archaeological reason : structural, digital and philosophical aspects of the excavated record

Author: Giorgio Buccellati
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The inquiry into the nature of archaeology and its theoretical presuppositions leads to unexpected results. The question about its nature is a question about distinctiveness: what is unique about the discipline that sets it apart from the others? The question about theoretical presuppositions relates to the conditions that make this distinctiveness possible: what is the frame of reference within which such  Read more...
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Buccellati, Giorgio.
Critique of archaeological reason.
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017000012
(OCoLC)972309292
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Giorgio Buccellati
ISBN: 9781107110298 1107110297
OCLC Number: 1031480905
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 392 pages .)
Contents: Introduction --
Part One. Fundamentals --
Archaeology and grammar --
Categorization --
The search for objectivity --
Part Two. Analysis --
Stratigraphic analysis --
Typological analysis --
Integrative analysis --
Part Three. The Reassembled Construct --
The invention of a site --
The physical record --
The referential record --
Part Four. The Privileged Venue --
Digital thought --
Digital text --
The archaeological record --
Part Five. The Wider Frame --
The relevance of structure --
The critical approach --
Hermeneutics --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Giorgio Buccellati.

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This book defines the concept of 'archaeological reason', and provides a new approach to archaeological excavations, philosophical hermeneutics, and digital theory.  Read more...

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