A History of Archaeological Thought

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Cambridge University Press, 1989 - 500 pages
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Bruce Trigger's new book is the first ever to examine the history of archaeology from medieval times to the present in world-wide perspective. At once stimulating and even-handed, it places the development of archaeological thought and theory throughout within a broad social and intellectual framework. The successive but interacting trends apparent in archaeological thought are defined and the author seeks to determine the extent to which these trends were a reflection of the personal and collective interests of archaeologists as these relate - in the West at least - to the fluctuating fortunes of the middle classes. While subjective influences have been powerful, Professor Trigger argues that the gradual accumulation of archaeological data has exercised a growing constraint on interpretation. In turn, this has increased the objectivity of archaeological research and enhanced its value for understanding the entire span of human history and the human condition in general.
 

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I read this book for a History of Archaeology class. This book is as dry as the the desert sands swirling around the pyramids in Egypt. It is horrible and nearly 15 years later, I still remember the ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Classical archaeology and antiquarianism
27
The beginnings of scientific archaeology
73
The imperial synthesis
110
Culturehistorical archaeology
148
Soviet archaeology
207
Functionalism in Western archaeology
244
Neoevolutionism and the New Archaeology
289
The explanation of diversity
329
Archaeology and its social context
370
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY
412
REFERENCES
429
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