Applying Evolutionary Archaeology: A Systematic Approach / Edition 1

Applying Evolutionary Archaeology: A Systematic Approach / Edition 1

by Michael J. O'Brien, R. Lee Lyman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0306462540

ISBN-13: 9780306462542

Pub. Date: 03/31/2000

Publisher: Springer US

This introduction to evolutionary archaeology covers the basics of Darwinian theory and its applications to archaeology; essentialism and materialism; the materialist paradox in archaeology; the place of history in modern paleobiology and archaeology; archaeological units and their construction; building and testing historical lineages; tempo and mode in evolution;…  See more details below

Overview

This introduction to evolutionary archaeology covers the basics of Darwinian theory and its applications to archaeology; essentialism and materialism; the materialist paradox in archaeology; the place of history in modern paleobiology and archaeology; archaeological units and their construction; building and testing historical lineages; tempo and mode in evolution; and explaining lineage histories. Of likely interest to professionals, practitioners, and advanced students in the fields of archaeology and paleobiology. Includes a glossary of some of the more important terms and concepts used. Paper edition (unseen), $49.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306462542
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
03/31/2000
Edition description:
2000
Pages:
471
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Figures. Tables. 1. Darwinian Theory and Archaeology. 2. Two Kinds of Science: Essentialism and Materialism. 3. The Materialist Paradox in Archaeology. 4. The Place of History in Modern Paleobiology and Archaeology. 5. Archaeological Units and Their Construction. 6. Building and Testing Historical Lineages. 7. Tempo and Mode in Evolution. 8. Explaining Lineage Histories. 9. Evolutionary Archaeology: An Epilogue. References. Glossary. Index.

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