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 (www.sbl-site.org)

Debating Archaeological Empiricism

Author: Charlotta Hillerdal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317800745
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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.

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.

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.

Archaeology Beyond Dialogue

Author: Ian Hodder
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ISBN: 9780874807790
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Archaeology Beyond Dialogue from the Author: Ian Hodder. How do global trends affect our view of the past? World trends such as tourism, diaspora, and media globalization have led to new forms of relationship with the past. Yet these global processes also threaten to silence local or alternate claims to that past. How should archaeologists respond to this dispersal of archaeological knowledge and interest? Many have come to accept the need for dialogue. In Archaeology Beyond Dialogue, Ian Hodder argues that there is a need to do more than engage in dialogue with participating communities; archaeologists must consider the implications of globalizing trends for the way they excavate and analyze their data. Over the last two decades, Ian Hodder has been a central figure in archaeological method and theory arguing for reflexive techniques that are more transparent, dialogical, and participatory. He explores these developments by examining the diversification of archaeology, the effect of a more global archaeology on archaeological methods and analysis, new theoretical trends in social archaeology, and new interpretations of prehistoric sites focusing on agency, power/knowledge, and subject position. Hodder applies these concepts to the important site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey and the megaliths and monuments of the European Neolithic. He contrasts alternative approaches that claim, unsuccessfully in his view, to eschew meaning in the interpretation of the past. This book should stir the archaeological community to a realization that it does not exist in a vacuum and that the part it plays affects many people: those with ancestral ties to the prehistoric inhabitants, those living in the general vicinity of the site, and the workers doing the excavation.

Evidential Reasoning In Archaeology

Author: Robert Chapman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147252893X
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Evidential Reasoning In Archaeology from the Author: Robert Chapman. How do archaeologists work with the data they identify as a record of the cultural past? How are these data collected and construed as evidence? What is the impact on archaeological practice of new techniques of data recovery and analysis, especially those imported from the sciences? To answer these questions, the authors identify close-to-the-ground principles of best practice based on an analysis of examples of evidential reasoning in archaeology that are widely regarded as successful, contested, or instructive failures. They look at how archaeologists put old evidence to work in pursuit of new interpretations, how they construct provisional foundations for inquiry as they go, and how they navigate the multidisciplinary ties that make archaeology a productive intellectual trading zone. This case-based approach is predicated on a conviction that archaeological practice is a repository of considerable methodological wisdom, embodied in tacit norms and skilled expertise Â? wisdom that is rarely made explicit except when contested, and is often obscured when questions about the status and reach of archaeological evidence figure in high-profile crisis debates.

There Grows A Green Tree

Author: Center for Archaeological Research at Davis
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There Grows A Green Tree from the Author: Center for Archaeological Research at Davis. Papers assembled in this volume, prepared by a wide assortment of Dave Fredrickson's friends, colleagues and students, deal with a comparably broad range of topics, issues and conceptual concerns in California Archaeology. Testifying in a very real sense to the tremendous influence Dave Fredrickson has had on several generations of California anthropologists.Contributing Authors: M Basgall, J Bennyhoff, R Brooks, S Brooks, B Gerow, GL Gmoser, JF Hayes, WR Hildebrandt, JJ Johnson, TL Jones, TS Keter, RF King, M Kowta, H McCarthy, CW Meighan, P Mikkelson, R Milliken, TM Origer, J Parker, EB Parkman, A Praetzellis, M Praetzellis, LM Raab, FA Riddell, KJ Tremaine, SA Waechter, WJ Wallace, LE Weigel, GJ West, G White, CKR Wickstrom