Ethnoarchaeology in Action

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 26, 2001 - History - 476 pages
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Ethnoarchaeology first developed as the study of ethnographic material culture from archaeological perspectives. Over the past half century it has expanded its scope, especially to cultural and social anthropology. Both authors are leading practitioners, and their theoretical perspective embraces both the processualism of the New Archaeology and the post-processualism of the 1980s and 90s. A case-study approach enables a balanced global geographic and topical coverage, including consideration of materials in French and German. Three introductory chapters discuss the subject and its history, survey the theory, and discuss field methods and ethics. Ten topical chapters consider formation processes, subsistence, the study of artefacts and style, settlement systems, site structure and architecture, specialist craft production, trade and exchange, and mortuary practices and ideology. Ethnoarchaeology in Action concludes with ethnoarchaeology's contributions actual and potential, and with a look at its place within anthropology. It is generously illustrated, including many photographs of leading ethnoarchaeologists in action.

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User Review  - Charlotte - Goodreads

The set text for an ethnoarchaeology module, this covered the bulk of the basics - quite a vast topic... However, in trying to cram so much information into the one volume, the chapters are wordy and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

Ugh. This jargon and ceramics heavy tome is not for the weary. Complete and thorough? Arguably yes. Any fun at all? Not in the least. Read full review

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David is Professor and Head of Archaeology at the University of Calgary in Alberta.

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