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902.2 Dav 2001 Available T 18972
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 422-468) and index.

Machine generated contents note: 1 Ethnoarchaeology: its nature, origins, and history -- Why ethnoarchaeology? -- The plan of this book -- The birth and definition of ethnoarchaeology -- A brief history of ethnoarchaeology -- The attractions of ethnoarchaeology -- Further reading -- 2 Theorizing ethnoarchaeology and analogy -- Explanation in social science -- Processual and contextual schools and styles of -- analysis -- Analogy -- Ethnoarchaeology and postprocessualism -- Further reading -- 3 Fieldwork and ethics -- Types of ethnoarchaeological research -- Assessment of field methods -- Challenges -- Professional ethics and the ethnoarchaeologist -- Further reading -- 4 Human residues: entering the archaeological context -- Middle range theory from S to A -- Deposits and sites -- Cycling, curation, lifespan -- Natural garbage and discarded meanings -- Abandonment -- Concluding remarks -- Further reading -- 5 Fauna and subsistence / -- Fauna and their remains / -- Subsistence -- Conclusion: the importance of ethnography -- Further reading -- 6 Studying artifacts: functions, operating sequences, -- taxonomy -- Archaeological and ethnoarchaeological approaches -- Identification of artifact functions -- Techniques of manufacture -- Taxonomy, emics and etics -- A note on change -- Further reading -- 7 Style and the marking of boundaries: contrasting regional -- studies -- Style -- Style at work -- Conclusions -- Further reading -- 8 Settlement: systems and patterns -- Settlement patterns and subsistence-settlement -- systems -- Hunters and gatherers -- Pastoralists -- Cultivators plus -- Concluding contrasts, mobility and sedentism -- Further reading -- 9 Site structures and activities -- Hunter-gatherer studies -- Nomadic pastoralists -- Mobile populations with domesticated animals -- Cultivators -- Engendered activities, engendered spaces? -- Concluding remarks -- Further reading -- 10 Architecture -- "Vernacular" architecture -- Why the Willow Lake Dene build log cabins and tipis -- Architecture in the Islamic

Ethnoarchaeology first developed as the study of ethnographic material culture from archaeological perspectives. Over the past half century it has expanded its scope, especially to cultural and social anthropology. Both authors are leading practitioners, and their theoretical perspective embraces both the processualism of the New Archaeology and the post-processualism of the 1980s and 90s. A case-study approach enables a balanced global geographic and topical coverage, including consideration of materials in French and German. Three introductory chapters discuss the subject and its history, survey the theory, and discuss field methods and ethics. Ten topical chapters consider formation processes, subsistence, the study of artefacts and style, settlement systems, site structure and architecture, specialist craft production, trade and exchange, and mortuary practices and ideology. Ethnoarchaeology in Action concludes with ethnoarchaeology's contributions actual and potential, and with a look at its place within anthropology. It is generously illustrated, including many photographs of leading ethnoarchaeologists in action.

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