Behavioral Archeology - Foundations of Archaeology (Paperback)
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Behavioral Archeology - Foundations of Archaeology (Paperback)

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Paperback 254 Pages / Published: 31/12/2002
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Originally published by Academic Press in 1976, this book has become a foundational statement in archaeological methodology and has had a lasting impact on the discipline. As Michael Schiffer writes in his new prologue, the work 'played a vital role in establishing as fundamental the behavioral perspective in archaeology.' (Must be distinguished from the collection of articles by Schiffer published by University of Utah Press called Behavioral Archaeology: First Principles.)

From the Prologue to the Percheron Press Edition:

'Clearly many issues raised in Behavioral Archeology, as well as its principal ideas, retain considerable relevance for the practice of archaeology. Thus I present this reprinted edition of Behavioral Archeology, warts and all, in the hope that readers will enjoy engaging the ideas that played a pivotal role in establishing as fundamental the behavioral perspective in archaeology.'






Publisher: Eliot Werner Publications Inc
ISBN: 9780971242715
Number of pages: 254
Weight: 441 g
Dimensions: 228 x 153 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS


'[A]n important and original essay that tackles the nature and methods of archaeological inference in a fundamental way. [O]ne of the most noteworthy theoretical writings in archaeology in recent years, and, unlike most of the others, it is also delightfully readable.' (K. C. Chang, American Scientist)



'[Schiffer's] first grand treatise dealing with the interrelationships between laws, cultural and natural formation processes, and their applications for indirect observation of past cultural systems.' (Albert C. Goodyear, American Antiquity)



'[O]ne of the most important treatments of archaeological methodology. Although it will undoubtedly be a controversial book, even those who do not accept the Schifferian approach will find some imaginative, well-formulated methods that can be used to obtain information about the past.' (Stephen Plog, American Anthropologist)


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