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Measuring time with artifacts : a history of methods in American archaeology

Author: R Lee Lyman; Michael J O'Brien
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2006.
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Combining historical research with a lucid explication of archaeological methodology and reasoning, Measuring Time with Artifacts examines the origins and changing use of fundamental chronometric techniques and procedures and analyzes the different ways American archaeologists have studied changes in artifacts, sites, and peoples over time. In highlighting the underpinning ontology and epistemology of artifact-based  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lyman, R. Lee.
Measuring time with artifacts.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005026723
(OCoLC)61694715
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Lee Lyman; Michael J O'Brien
ISBN: 0803256310 9780803256316 1280466375 9781280466373 9780803229662 0803229666 9780803280526 0803280521 9786610466375 6610466378
OCLC Number: 65517821
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Ontology --
The concept of evolution in early twentieth-century American archaeology --
The epistemology of measurement units --
Cultural traits as units of analysis in early twentieth-century anthropology --
Chronometers and units in early archaeology and paleontology --
A.L. Kroeber and the measurement of time's arrow and time's cycle --
Time, space, and marker types in James Ford's 1936 chronology for the lower Mississippi Valley --
The epistemology of chronometers --
The direct historical approach --
American stratigraphic excavation --
Graphic depictions of culture change --
Artifact classification and artifact-based chronometry.
Responsibility: R. Lee Lyman and Michael J. O'Brien.
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