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Death by theory : a tale of mystery and archaeological theory

Author: Adrian Praetzellis
Publisher: Lanham, MD : AltaMira Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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This thoroughly updated version of an archaeological classic, featuring the fictional archaeologist Hannah Green and her shovelbum nephew, allows students to learn the basics of archaeological theory  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Praetzellis
ISBN: 0759119597 9780759119598 0759119570 9780759119574
OCLC Number: 698591294
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 187 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction to the New Edition Chapter 3 Chapter 1. "A" is for Archaeology, in which Dr. Green and Mr. Doyle Are Enlisted Chapter 4 Chapter 2. "A" is (also) for Artifact, in which We Learn That Sometimes a Rock Is Just a Rock Chapter 5 Chapter 3. "B" is for Binford, in which We Learn What's New about Archaeology Chapter 6 Chapter 4. "C" is for Culture Process & "E" is for Ethnoarchaeology, in which We Learn How the New Archeology Grew Old Chapter 7 Chapter 5. "D" is for Diffusion, in which Dr. Green Goes from Diffusion to Confusion Chapter 8 Chapter 6. "M" is for Materialism, in which We Look into the Mind of a Cannibal Chapter 9 Chapter 7. "G" is for Gender, in which Controversy Is En-Gendered Chapter 10 Chapter 8. "M" is for Marx (Karl, That Is), in which Mr. Doyle's Ancestors Are Outed Chapter 11 Chapter 9. "A" is for Agency & "N" is for Neoevolutionism, in which the Crew Adapts to their Environment Chapter 12 Chapter 10. "P" is for Postmodern, in which a Postmodern Kind of Truth Is Told Chapter 13 Epilogue: In Which Everyone Gets Just What They Get Chapter 14 For Further Reading Chapter 15 Talking Points Chapter 16 Glossary Chapter 17 Index Chapter 18 About the Author/Illustrator
Responsibility: Adrian Praetzellis.

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The author's droll humor helps incorporate theory within many other aspects of archaeology-CRM, field methods, the public, even issues of professionalism. Having taught archaeological theory for many Read more...

 
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