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A history of archaeological thought

Author: Bruce G Trigger
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
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Examining the history of archaeology from medieval times to the present, this book places the development of archaeological thought and theory within a broad social and intellectual framework. The successive but interacting trends apparent in archaeological thought are defined and the author determines the extent to which these trends reflect the personal and collective interests of archaeologists. He argues that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Trigger, Bruce G.
History of archaeological thought.
Halifax, N.S. : Ferguson Library for Print Handicapped Students, 1994
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce G Trigger
ISBN: 0521328780 9780521328784 0521338182 9780521338189
OCLC Number: 17982627
Description: xv, 500 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The relevance of archaeological history --
Classical archaeology and antiquarianism --
The beginnings of scientific archaeology --
The imperial synthesis --
Culture-historical archaeology --
Soviet archaeology --
Functionalism in Western archaeology --
Neo-evolutionism and the new archaeology --
The explanation of diversity --
Archaeology and its social context.
Responsibility: Bruce G. Trigger.
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