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Archaeological Thought in America - C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky

Archaeological Thought in America


Published: 27th May 1991
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American archaeology today encompasses a huge range of approaches and draws eclectically on a multitude of academic disciplines. Until now, however, there has been no book seeking to separate the main strands and traditions of research and present a rounded picture of American archaeological thought in all its diversity. The seventeen essays in Archaeological Thought in America describe recent theoretical advances and present substantive interpretations of prehistoric data drawn from a variety of cultures and time-frames, including Mesoamerica, Central Asia, India and China. The contributors include many of the leading North American archaeologists of this generation.

'... stimulating and eclectic collection.' British Archaeological News

List of illustrations
History, Method and Theory
History and contemporary American archaeology: a critical analysis
Aspects of the application of evolutionary theory in archaeology
The 'New Archaeology', then and now
Marxism in American archaeology
Formal approaches in archaeology
Ideology and evolutionism in American archaeology: looking beyond the economic base
The present and the future of hunter-gatherers studies John
Paleopathology and the interpretation of economic change in prehistory
Archaeology in the Americas and Beyond
The structural analysis of Paleolithic art
Ancient China and its anthropological significance
Settlement pattern studies and evidences for intensive agriculture in the Maya Lowlands
The political economy of the Inka empire: the archaeology of power and finance
An epigenetic view of the Harappan culture
The use and abuse of world systems theory: the case of the 'pristine' West Asian state
Mesopotamia, Central Asia and the Indus Valley: so the Kings were killed
New tracks on ancient frontiers: ceramic technology on the Indo-Iranian Borderlands
Pastoralism and the early state in Greater Mesopotamia
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ISBN: 9780521406437
ISBN-10: 0521406439
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 366
Published: 27th May 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.57