Archaeological Theory and Scientific Practice (Topics in by Andrew Jones PDF

By Andrew Jones

Is archaeology an paintings or a technological know-how? this query has been hotly debated over the past few a long time with the increase of archaeological technology. while, archaeologists have noticeable a transformation within the highbrow personality in their self-discipline, as many writers have followed techniques motivated through social conception. The self-discipline now encompasses either archaeological scientists and archaeological theorists, and dialogue in regards to the prestige of archaeology is still polarised. during this 2001 e-book, Andrew Jones argues that we have to examine the perform of archaeology. via an research of archaeological perform, encouraged via contemporary advancements within the box of technological know-how reports, and simply by vast case experiences, he develops a brand new framework which permits the interpretative and methodological elements of the self-discipline to paintings in tandem. His reassessment of the prestige and personality of archaeology may be of curiosity to scholars, students and professionals.

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