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Archaeological Theory: An Introduction
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ARCHAEOLOGICAL THEORY: AN INTRODUCTION

PAPERBACK BY JOHNSON, MATTHEW (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON, UK)

£26.99

ISBN
9781405100151
IMPRINT
WILEY-BLACKWELL (AN IMPRINT OF JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD)
 
 
EDITION
2ND EDITION
PUBLISHER
JOHN WILEY AND SONS LTD
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
328 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 JUL 2008

DESCRIPTION

Archaeological Theory, 2 nd Edition is the most current and comprehensive introduction to the field available. Thoroughly revised and updated, this engaging text offers students an ideal entry point to the major concepts and ongoing debates in archaeological research. New edition of apopular introductory text that explores the increasing diversity of approaches to archaeological theory Features more extended coverage of 'traditional' or culture-historical archaeology Examines theory across the English-speaking world and beyond Offers greatly expanded coverage of evolutionary theory, divided into sociocultural and Darwinist approaches Includes an expanded glossary, bibliography, and useful suggestions for further readings

CONTENTS

List of Figures vi Acknowledgements viii Preface: The Contradictions of Theory x 1 Common Sense is Not Enough 1 2 The 'New Archaeology' 12 3 Archaeology as a Science 35 4 Middle-range Theory, Ethnoarchaeology and Material Culture Studies 50 5 Culture and Process 68 6 Thoughts and Ideologies 89 7 Postprocessual and Interpretive Archaeologies 102 8 Archaeology, Gender and Identity 122 9 Archaeology and Cultural Evolution 143 10 Archaeology and Darwinian Evolution 164 11 Archaeology and History 185 12 Archaeology, Politics and Culture 199 13 Conclusion: The Future of Theory 216 Selective Glossary 236 Further Reading 245 Bibliography 265 Index 299