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Perspectives on the past : theoretical biases in Mediterranean hunter-gatherer research

Author: Geoffrey A Clark
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1991.
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Explores how knowledge of the past is largely determined by the social and intellectual milieux in which archaeologists have received their training. Contributors discuss their own biases and the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Perspectives on the past.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1991
(DLC) 91016444
(OCoLC)23732108
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey A Clark
ISBN: 0585121974 9780585121970
OCLC Number: 44961715
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 538 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: An examination of some models of late Pleistocene society in Southwestern Europe / Catherine S. Mueller-Wille and D. Bruce Dickson --
Paradigm found? : a research agenda for the study of the upper and post-Paleolithic in Southwest Europe / Lawrence Guy Straus --
A paradigm is like an onion : reflections on my biases / Geoffrey A. Clark --
Straight archaeology French style : the phylogenetic paradigm in historic perspective / James R. Sackett --
Retouched tools, fact or fiction? : paradigms for interpreting Paleolithic chipped stone / C. Michael Barton --
The elephant and the blind men : paradigms, data gaps and the middle-upper Paleolithic transition in Southwestern France / Francis B. Harrold. Issues in biological and behavioral evolution and the problem of upper Pleistocene subsistence / Philip G. Chase --
A great thick cloud of dust : naming and dating in the interpretation of behavior in the late Paleolithic of Spain / Iain Davidson --
From hunter-gatherers to food producers in Northern Spain : smooth adaptive shifts or revolutionary change in the Mesolithic / Manuel R. González Morales --
Paradigmatic differences in a collaborative research project / Harold J. Dibble and André Debénath --
The community ecology perspective and the redemption of "contaminated" faunal records / Mary C. Stiner --
New problems, old glasses : methodological implications of an evolutionary paradigm for the study of Paleolithic technologies / Steven L. Kuhn. Normal science and paradigmatic biases in Italian hunter-gatherer prehistory / Amilcare Bietti --
One flew over the hippo's nest : extinct Pleistocene fauna, early man, and conservative archaeology on Cyprus / Alan H. Simmons --
Paradigms and politics in the terminal Pleistocene archaeology of the Levant / Steven A. Rosen --
Social complexity in the Natufian? : assessing the relationship of ideas and data / Deborah I. Olszewski --
Historic biases in modern perceptions of the Levantine Epipaleolithic / Marcia L. Donaldson --
Foraging, sedentism, and adaptive vigor in the Natufian : rethinking the linkages / Donald O. Henry --
Stone tools and social context in Levantine prehistory / Ofer Bar-Yosef. Comparative aspects of paradigms for the Neolithic transition in the Levant and the American Southwest / Suzanne K. Fish and Paul Fish --
Epilogue : paradigms, realism, adaptation, and evolution / Geoffrey A. Clark.
Responsibility: edited by Geoffrey A. Clark.

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