Andrew Jones's Archaeological Theory and Scientific Practice (Topics in PDF

By Andrew Jones

Is archaeology an artwork or a technology? this question has been hotly debated during the last few a long time with the increase of archaeological technology. even as, archaeologists have visible a metamorphosis within the highbrow personality in their self-discipline, as many writers have followed techniques motivated by means of social thought. 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 publication, Andrew Jones argues that we have to examine the perform of archaeology. via an research of archaeological perform, prompted through fresh advancements within the box of technology stories, and using broad case reports, he develops a brand new framework which permits the interpretative and methodological elements 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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