Between Dirt and Discussion advocates recentering the materials that make archaeology archaeology, in the hope of reinvigorating dialogues about the historic past, and archaeological contributions to its understanding. The cases presented in this volume revisit old methods and previous scholarly approaches with new perspectives, and incorporate the newest technologies available for understanding the past. Using their own work as examples, the contributors explore the connections between methodology and interpretation.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 222
Weight: 1180 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 15 mm
Edition: 2006 ed.
From the reviews:
"Anthropologists and related scientists look at what is necessary between digging up artifacts from historical periods and presenting findings to a conference.They do not champion some interpretive methodologies over others, but evaluate and critique methods they use themselves or have seen others use, with a goal of improving their internal consistency or their connection with larger theoretical and methodological contexts." (February 2007 Reference & Research Book News)
"The papers within the volume edited by Archer and Bartoy reveal how historical archaeologists are continuing to develop methodologies which allow data to be collected and analysed on a range of scales. ... Many of the methodological concerns explored here would also apply to other periods, and this is a book that should be examined in the library by many ... ." (Harold Mytum, Antiquity, Vol. 82, 2008)
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