Handbook of Archaeological Theories

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R. Alexander Bentley, Herbert D. G. Maschner, Christopher Chippindale
Rowman & Littlefield, 2009 - Social Science - 590 pages
Culture history : a culture-historical approach / Gary S. Webster -- Processualism and after / Patty Jo Watson -- Ecology in archaeology / David R. Yesner -- Classical / David W. J. Gill -- Marxism / Randall H. McGuire -- Agency / Andrew Gardner -- Darwinian archaeologies / R. Alexander Bentley, Carl Lipo, Herbert D. G. Maschner, and Ben Marler -- Post-processual archaeology and after / Michael Shanks -- History and continental approaches / John Bintliff -- Latin American archaeology in history and practice / Tom D. Dillehay -- Cultural anthropology and archaeology : theoretical dialogues / Timothy Earle -- Evolutionary biological methods and cultural data / Mark Collard, Stephen Shennan, Briggs Buchanan, and R. Alexander Bentley -- Archaeology and the origins of language families / Peter Bellwood -- Complexity theory / R. Alexander Bentley and Herbert D. G. Maschner -- Simulating society / Andre Costopolous -- Mind / Liana Gabora -- Materiality / Timothy Taylor -- Ethnicity : theoretical approaches, methodological implications / Siān Jones -- Gender / Kelley Ann Hays-Gilpin -- Philosophy in archaeology / Stephanie Koerner and Steven Price -- Cultural resource management / Thomas J. Green -- Archaeology and society / Gillian Wallace -- Archaeological ethics in context and practice / Don D. Fowler, Edward A. Jolie, and Marion W. Salter -- The past in a global world : towards a post-colonial archaeology of indigenous Australia / Ian J. McNiven and Lynette Russell -- Hunters and gatherers / Peter Jordan -- The origins and spread of agriculture / Mark Pluciennuk and Marek Zvelebil -- The archaeology of rank / Kenneth M. Ames -- Chiefdoms / Alex W. Barker -- The rise of the state / Reinhard Bernbeck -- Religion / David S. Whitley
 

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Contents

On Archaeological Theories
1
A CultureHistorical Approach
11
Processualism and After
29
Ecology in Archaeology
39
Classical Art and the Grand Tour
57
Marxism
73
Agency
95
Darwinian Archaeologies
109
Simulating Society
273
CONTENTSOF ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDY
375
Archaeology and Society
395
Archaeological Ethics in Context and Practice
409
Toward a Postcolonial Archaeology of Indigenous Australia
423
Hunters and Gatherers
447
The Origins and Spread of Agriculture
467
The Archaeology of Rank
487

PostProcessual Archaeology and After
133
History and Continental Approaches
147
Latin American Archaeology in History and Practice
165
Theoretical Dialogues
187
Evolutionary Biological Methods and Cultural Data
203
Archaeology and the Origins of Language Families
225
Complexity Theory
245
Chiefdoms
515
The Rise of the State
533
Religion
547
Index of Names
567
Index
573
About the Contributors
585
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R. Alexander Bentley is assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, Durham University, England. Herbert D. G. Maschner is professor of anthropology at Idaho State University, and the co-editor (with Christopher Chippindale) of the Handbook of Archaeological Methods (AltaMira Press 2005). Christopher Chippindale is research professor in archaeology at Cambridge University, curator for British collections at the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, and a former editor of the journal Antiquity.

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