Without realizing, most archaeologists shift within a scale of interpretation of material culture. Material data is interpreted from the scale of an individual in a specific place and time, then shifted to the complex dynamics of cultural groups spread over time and place. This book discusses the cultural, social and spatial aspects of scale and its impact on archaeology, and shows how an improved awareness of scale offers new and exciting interpretations.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 1310 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 17 mm
Edition: 2006 ed.