Archaeological Theory and Scientific Practice (Topics in by Andrew Jones

By Andrew Jones

Is archaeology an artwork or a technological know-how? this query has been hotly debated during the last few many years with the increase of archaeological technology. whilst, archaeologists have noticeable a transformation within the highbrow personality in their self-discipline, as many writers have followed methods inspired 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 ebook, Andrew Jones argues that we have to examine the perform of archaeology. via an research of archaeological perform, encouraged via fresh advancements within the box of technology reports, and due to vast case experiences, he develops a brand new framework which permits the interpretative and methodological parts of the self-discipline to paintings in tandem. His reassessment of the prestige and personality of archaeology can be of curiosity to scholars, students and professionals.

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