Pattern of the Past: Studies in the Honour of David Clarke

Pattern of the Past: Studies in the Honour of David Clarke


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David Clarke was until his death in 1976 'the acknowledged leader in Britain of the 'new wave' of archaeological thinking'. His work concentrated on the establishment of explicit theory and logic in archaeological method and the contributions to this volume demonstrate how vital was his inspiration and reflect its diversity. The contributors follow his lead in searching for ways of discovering and interpreting patterns, including spatial, economic and social patterns in the archaeological record of past human life. The studies in this book were all commissioned and have not appeared elsewhere. The book will be of importance for archaeologists and of interest to anthropologists and those concerned with the general methodology of the social sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521108430
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/09/2009
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 3.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction: towards a mature archaeology Ian Hodder; Part I. Ethnographic models: pre-depositional theory: 1. Anthropological models in archaeological perspective George Dalton; 2. Kalinga pottery: an ethnoarchaeological study William Longacre; 3. Society, economy and culture: an ethnographic case study amongst the Lozi Ian Hodder; 4. People and space: a case study on material behaviour Roland Flectcher; Part II. Settlement Pattern: despositional, post-depositional and analytical theory: 5. Stone Age visiting cards: approaches to the study of early land use patterns Glynn Isaac; 6. Off-site archaeology: an alternative approach for the short-sited Robert Foley; 7. Black holes in British prehistory: the analysis of settlement distributions Les Groube; 8. The colonisation of Europe: the analysis of settlement processes Fred Hamond; Part III. Subsistence Pattern: analytical and interpretive theory: 9. Population, resources and explanation in prehistory Paul Wilkinson; 10. Plough and pastoralism: aspects of the secondary products revolution Andrew Sherratt; 11. Counting sheep in Neolithic and Bronze Age Greece Paul Halstead; 12. The effects of environmental change on the scheduling of visits to the Elands Bay Cave, Cape Province S.A John Parkington; Part IV. Social Pattern: analytical and interpretive theory: 13. Conceptual frameworks for the explanation of sociocultural change Christopher Tilley; 14. Archaeological theory and communal burial in prehistoric Europe Robert Chapman; 15. Towards a socioeconomic model for the Middle Bronze Age in southern England Ann Ellison; Index.

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