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    Archaeological Theory and Scientific Practice (Topics in Contemporary Archaeology) (Hardback) By (author) Andrew Jones

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    DescriptionIs archaeology an art or a science? This question has been hotly debated over the last few decades with the rise of archaeological science. At the same time, archaeologists have seen a change in the intellectual character of their discipline, as many writers have adopted approaches influenced by social theory. The discipline now encompasses both archaeological scientists and archaeological theorists, and discussion regarding the status of archaeology remains polarised. In this 2001 book, Andrew Jones argues that we need to analyse the practice of archaeology. Through an analysis of archaeological practice, influenced by recent developments in the field of science studies, and with the aid of extensive case studies, he develops a new framework which allows the interpretative and methodological components of the discipline to work in tandem. His reassessment of the status and character of archaeology will be of interest to students, scholars and professionals.


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    Title
    Archaeological Theory and Scientific Practice
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Jones
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 470 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521790604
    ISBN 10: 0521790603
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    DC21: 930.1
    Libri: I-AH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: HDA
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 930.1/01
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    DC22: 930.101
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: CC72 .J66 2002
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NKA
    Illustrations note
    13 b/w illus. 12 maps 5 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    24 December 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Andrew Jones is a Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge University. He has worked extensively on British prehistory (especially the Neolithic and Bronze Age). Among his many research interests are the history of representation in archaeology, the role of art and memory in archaeological research, and the archaeology of animals and food. He has contributed to a number of journals and edited volumes. This is his first book.
    Review quote
    ' ... this book persuasively achieves its aims and certainly deserves a wide audience.' Archaeological Journal
    Table of contents
    1. The archaeology of 'two cultures'; 2. Science as culture: creating interpretative networks; 3. Archaeology observed; 4. Materials, science and material culture: practice and narrative; 5. Material culture and materials science: a biography of things; 6. A biography of ceramics in Neolithic Orkney; 7. Making people and things in the Neolithic: pots, food and history; 8. Before and after science.