Archaeological Thought in America

Archaeological Thought in America

by C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky (Editor)


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Seventeen essays describe recent theoretical advances in archaeological research and present substantive interpretations of prehistoric data from the cultures of Mesoamerica, Central Asia, India and China.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521354523
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/22/1989
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Introduction C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky; Part I. History, Method and Theory: 1. History and contemporary American archaeology: a critical analysis Bruce G. Trigger; 2. Aspects of the application of evolutionary theory in archaeology Robert C. Dunnell; 3. The 'New Archaeology', then and now Lewis R, Binford; 4. Marxism in American archaeology Antonio Gilman; 5. Formal approaches in archaeology George L. Cowgill; 6. Ideology and evolutionism in American archaeology: looking beyond the economic base Arthur A. Demarest; 7. The present and the future of hunter-gatherers studies John E. Yellen; 8. Paleopathology and the interpretation of economic change in prehistory Mark C. Cohen; Part II. Archaeology in the Americas and Beyond: 9. The structural analysis of Paleolithic art Margaret W. Conkey; 10. Ancient China and its anthropological significance Kwang-Chih Chang; 11. Settlement pattern studies and evidences for intensive agriculture in the Maya Lowlands Gordon R. Willey; 12. The political economy of the Inka empire: the archaeology of power and finance Timothy K. Early and Terence N. D'Altroy; 13. An epigenetic view of the Harappan culture W. A. Fairservis; 14. The use and abuse of world systems theory: the case of the 'pristine' West Asian state Philip L. Kohl; 15. Mesopotamia, Central Asia and the Indus Valley: so the Kings were killed C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky; 16. New tracks on ancient frontiers: ceramic technology on the Indo-Iranian Borderlands Rita P. Wright; 17. Pastoralism and the early state in Greater Mesopotamia Allen Zagarell; References; Index.

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