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    DescriptionArchaeological Theory, 2 nd Edition is the most current and comprehensive introduction to the field available. Thoroughly revised and updated, this engaging text offers students an ideal entry point to the major concepts and ongoing debates in archaeological research. New edition of apopular introductory text that explores the increasing diversity of approaches to archaeological theory Features more extended coverage of 'traditional' or culture-historical archaeology Examines theory across the English-speaking world and beyond Offers greatly expanded coverage of evolutionary theory, divided into sociocultural and Darwinist approaches Includes an expanded glossary, bibliography, and useful suggestions for further readings


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    Title
    Archaeological Theory
    Subtitle
    An Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Matthew Johnson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405100151
    ISBN 10: 140510015X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    DC21: 930.1
    Libri: I-AH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    DC22: 930.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    B&T Approval Code: A17010000
    BIC subject category V2: HDA
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: CC72 .J65 2010
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, diagrams, figures
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
    Publication date
    26 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Chicester
    Author Information
    Matthew Johnson is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton. He has taught at the University of Sheffield, St. David's University College, Lampeter, and at Durham University. His previous books include Housing Culture: Traditional Architecture in an English Landscape (1993), An Archaeology of Capitalism (1996, Blackwell), and Ideas Of Landscape (2006, Blackwell).
    Back cover copy
    "Archaeological Theory, 2nd Edition" is the most current and comprehensive introduction to the field available. Thoroughly revised and updated, this engaging text offers students an ideal entry point to the major concepts and ongoing debates in archaeological research.Exploring the many ways of approaching the human past, from positivism to post-modernism, Johnson reveals the historical origins of different schools of thought and sets theories against the practical problems they are intended to solve, as well as against wider developments in other disciplines.A lucid and concise guide to the most updated thinking and terminology in the field, "Archaeological Theory, 2nd Edition" remains an invaluable resource for students and archaeologists of all stripes.
    Table of contents
    List of Figures vi Acknowledgements viii Preface: The Contradictions of Theory x 1 Common Sense is Not Enough 1 2 The 'New Archaeology' 12 3 Archaeology as a Science 35 4 Middle-range Theory, Ethnoarchaeology and Material Culture Studies 50 5 Culture and Process 68 6 Thoughts and Ideologies 89 7 Postprocessual and Interpretive Archaeologies 102 8 Archaeology, Gender and Identity 122 9 Archaeology and Cultural Evolution 143 10 Archaeology and Darwinian Evolution 164 11 Archaeology and History 185 12 Archaeology, Politics and Culture 199 13 Conclusion: The Future of Theory 216 Selective Glossary 236 Further Reading 245 Bibliography 265 Index 299