Investigating Archaeological Cultures: Material Culture, Variability, and Transmission

Investigating Archaeological Cultures: Material Culture, Variability, and Transmission


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493900138
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 11/27/2014
Edition description: 2011
Pages: 393
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Historiography.- Culture History in Britain.- Kulturkreislehre: Central European Approach to Culture History.- Cultural History in Russia.- Cultural History in North America.- Culture in the Lower Paleolithic.- Palaeo-cultures, Techno-modes, and techno-facies.- Cultures, Techno-complexes, and Metallurgical Provinces.- Technology and Culture Contact Across Southern Iran.- Creating Communities.- Archaeological Cultures in the Caucasus and Steppe during the Bronze Age.- Cultural Complexity and Bronze Age Institutions.- Culture of Humanity and its Transformation in European Prehistory.- Pottery traditions, Social Affiliation, and Linguistic Groupings in Africa.- Evolutionary Archaeological Definition of Culture.- Prehistoric Archaeological Culture.- Archaeological Cultures and the Spread of the Neolithic in the Near East.- Origins and Early Dispersals of the Austronesian Speaking Peoples.- Material Culture, Agriculture, and Linguistics in Peru during the Middle Horizon Period.- Conclusions and Future Directions.

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