Handbook of Archaeological Theories

Handbook of Archaeological Theories

by R. Alexander Bentley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759100330

ISBN-13: 9780759100336

Pub. Date: 09/16/2009

Publisher: AltaMira Press

This handbook gathers original, authoritative articles from leading archaeologists to compile the latest thinking about archaeological theory. The authors provide a comprehensive picture of the theoretical foundations by which archaeologists contextualize and analyze their archaeological data. Student readers will also gain a sense of the immense power that theory

Overview

This handbook gathers original, authoritative articles from leading archaeologists to compile the latest thinking about archaeological theory. The authors provide a comprehensive picture of the theoretical foundations by which archaeologists contextualize and analyze their archaeological data. Student readers will also gain a sense of the immense power that theory has for building interpretations of the past, while recognizing the wonderful archaeological traditions that created it. An extensive bibliography is included. This volume is the single most important reference for current information on contemporary archaeological theories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759100336
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
09/16/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: On Archaeological Theories

Research Paradigms
Culture History: A Culture-Historical Approach
Processualism and After
Ecology in Archaeology
Classical
Marxism
Agency
Darwinian Archaeologies
Post-Processual Archaeology and After
Ideas from Neighboring Disciplines
History and Continental Approaches
Latin American Archaeology in History and Practice
Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology: Theoretical Dialogues
Evolutionary Biological Methods and Cultural Data
Archaeology and the Origins of Language Families
Complexity Theory
Research Concerns
Stimulating Society
Mind
Materiality
Ethnicity: Theoretical Approaches, Methodological Implications
Gender
Philosophy in Archaeology
Contexts of Archaeological Study
Cultural Resource Management
Archaeology and Society
Archaeological Ethics in Context and Practice
Towards a Post-Colonial Archaeology of Indigenous Australia
Theory into Practice
Hunters and Gatherers
The Origins and Spread of Agriculture
The Archaeology of Rank
Chiefdoms
The Rise of the State
Religion

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