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Artifacts & ideas : essays in archaeology

Author: Bruce G Trigger
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Prehistoric archaeologists cannot observe their human subjects nor can they access their subjects' ideas. Both must be inferred from the remnants of the material objects they made and used. This fact  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce G Trigger
ISBN: 0765801655 9780765801654 9781412806503 141280650X
OCLC Number: 50441368
Description: x, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Understanding the material remains of the past --
Engels on the part played by labor in the transition from ape to man : an anticipation of contemporary archaeological theory --
Archeology and the image of the American Indian --
Alternative archaeologies : nationalist, colonialist, imperialist --
Archaeology at the crossroads : what's new? --
Hyperrelativism, responsibility, and the social sciences --
Archaeology and epistemology : dialoguing across the Darwinian chasm --
The real, the perceived, and the imagined --
Imagination and scientific curiosity --
The 1990s : North American archaeology with a human face?
Other Titles: Artifacts and ideas
Responsibility: Bruce G. Trigger.
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-... a fine narrative of the development of Trigger's metaphysics in his archaeological and historical research. It is accessible, clearly written, and worth close reading.- --Journal of Field Read more...

 
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