Debating Archaeology

Author: Lewis R Binford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315430630
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Debating Archaeology from the Author: Lewis R Binford. In this volume, the founder of processual archaeology, Lewis R. Binford collects and comments on the twenty-eight substantive papers published in the 1980's, the third in his set of collected papers (also Working at Archaeology and An Archaeological Perspective). This ongoing collection of self-edited papers, together with the extensive and very candid interstitial commentaries, provides an invaluable record of the development of "The New Archaeology" and a challenging view into the mind of the man who is certainly the most creative archaeological theorist of our time. A new (2009) foreword allows further reflections on his work.

The Quest For The Historical Israel

Author: Israel Finkelstein
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
ISBN: 1589832779
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The Quest For The Historical Israel from the Author: Israel Finkelstein. Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (

Debating Archaeological Empiricism

Author: Charlotta Hillerdal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317800753
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Debating Archaeological Empiricism from the Author: Charlotta Hillerdal. Debating Archaeological Empiricism examines the current intellectual turn in archaeology, primarily in its prehistoric and classical branches, characterized by a return to the archaeological evidence. Each chapter in the book approaches the empirical from a different angle, illuminating contemporary views and uses of the archaeological material in interpretations and theory building. The inclusion of differing perspectives in this collection mirrors the conceptual landscape that characterizes the discipline, contributing to the theoretical debate in archaeology and classical studies. As well as giving an important snapshot of the practical as well as theoretical uses of materiality in archaeologies today, this volume looks to the future of archaeology as an empirical discipline.

Working At Archaeology

Author: Lewis Roberts Binford
Publisher: Academic Pr
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Working At Archaeology from the Author: Lewis Roberts Binford.

Debating The Archaeological Heritage

Author: Robin Skeates
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
ISBN: 9780715629567
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Debating The Archaeological Heritage from the Author: Robin Skeates. Throughout the world, competing interest groups lay claim to the material remains of the past. Archaeologists, developers, indigenous 'first peoples', looters, museum curators, national government officals, New Age worshippers, private collectors, tourists - all want their share. This introduction to contemporary debates surrounding their rival claims deals with defining, owning, protecting, managing, interpreting, and experiencing the archaeological heritage. Fundamental questions are considered: What is 'archaeological heritage'? Who should own and control the material culture of the past? How should these remains be protected? How should the archaeological heritage be presented to the public? Robin Skeates calls for greater communication and co-operation between archaeologists and other interest groups, urging archaeologists to increase the involvement of local people in the culturally valuable and vulnerable material remains of their past, and in archaeological research that attempts to be objective.

Debating Qumran

Author: Jodi Magness
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
ISBN: 9789042913141
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Debating Qumran from the Author: Jodi Magness. Qumran has been the subject of recent controversy, with a number of scholars challenging Roland de Vaux's interpretation of the site as a sectarian settlement. In these updated and annotated essays, Jodi Magness examines various aspects of the archaeology of Qumran, including the architecture, pottery, cemetery, and coins. She believes that de Vaux's interpretation is correct, and that the community that inhabited Qumran should be identified with the Essenes mentioned in our ancient sources.

Critically Reading The Theory And Methods Of Archaeology

Author: Guy Gibbon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 075912342X
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Critically Reading The Theory And Methods Of Archaeology from the Author: Guy Gibbon. Critically Reading the Theory and Methods of Archaeology stands out as the most thorough and practical guide to the essential critical reading and writing skills that all students, instructors, and practitioners should have. It provides priceless insight for the here and now of the Theory and Methods of Archaeology classes and for a lifetime of reading, learning, teaching, and writing. Chapters focus on rigorous reasoning skills, types of argument, the main research orientations in archaeology, the basic procedural framework that underlies all schools of archaeology, and issues in archaeology raised by skeptical postmodernists.

Archaeologies Of Us And Them

Author: Charlotta Hillerdal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317281675
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Archaeologies Of Us And Them from the Author: Charlotta Hillerdal. Archaeologies of “Us” and “Them” explores the concept of indigeneity within the field of archaeology and heritage and in particular examines the shifts in power that occur when ‘we’ define ‘the other’ by categorizing ‘them’ as indigenous. Recognizing the complex and shifting distinctions between indigenous and non-indigenous pasts and presents, this volume gives a nuanced analysis of the underlying definitions, concepts and ethics associated with this field in order to explore Indigenous archaeology as a theoretical, ethical and political concept. Indigenous archaeology is an increasingly important topic discussed worldwide, and as such critical analyses must be applied to debates which are often surrounded by political correctness and consensus views. Drawing on an international range of global case studies, this timely and sensitive collection significantly contributes to the development of archaeological critical theory.