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This is a lively overview of the major ideas and concepts in archaeological theory.
List of Figures.
Preface: The Contradictions of Theory.
1. Common Sense is Not Enough.
2. The 'New Archaeology'.
3. Archaeology as Science.
4. Testing, Middle-range Theory and Ethnoarchaeology.
5. Culture as a System.
6. Looking at Thoughts.
7. Postprocessual and Interpretative Archaeologies.
8. Archaeology and Gender.
9. Archaeological Evolution.
10. Archaeology and History.
11. Archaeology in a Postmodern World.
12. Conclusion: Conflict and Consensus.