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In Pursuit of the past: Decoding the Archaeological Record

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Many consider Lewis Binford to be the single most influential figure in archaeology in the last half-century. His contributions to the "New Archaeology" changed the course of the field as he argued for the development of a scientifically rigorous framework to guide the excavation and interpretation of the archaeological record. In this book, first published nearly two decades ago, Binford provided students and general readers with an introduction to his challenging and provocative ideas about understanding the human past. Now available again, this important component of Binford's intellectual legacy will convey the drama and intellectual excitement of contemporary archaeology to a new generation of archaeologists and others interested in the field. Throughout the book, Binford questions old ideas and proposes new theories based on his comparative archaeological and ethnographic research in North America, Europe, South Africa, and Australia. A new afterword by Binford surveys the direction archaeology has taken since the publication of this book and shares his hopes for the future of the discipline.

Synopsis:

An overview of the famous archaeologist, Lewis Binford's theories. The chapters were originally presented as public lectures and the book was used for years in undergraduate archaeology and anthropology courses.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Editorial Note

Author's Acknowledgments

Preface

1. Translating the Archaeological Record

PART I: WHAT WAS IT LIKE?

2. Man the Mighty Hunter?

3. Life and Death at the Waterhole

PART II: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

4. The Challenge of the Mousterian

5. An Archaeological Odyssey

6. Hunters in a Landscape

7. People in their Lifespace

PART III. WHY DID IT HAPPEN?

8. On the Origins of Agriculture

9. Paths to Complexity

Afterword to the 2002 Edition

Notes on the Text

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520928589
Subtitle:
Decoding the Archaeological Record: With a New Afterword
Publisher:
University of California Press
Creator:
Lewis Roberts Binford
Author:
Lewis Roberts Binford
Author:
Binford, Lewis Roberts
Subject:
Excavations (archaeology)
Subject:
Civilization, ancient
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Antiquities, prehistoric
Subject:
Excavations
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Subject:
Archaeology-Method and Theory
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020417
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
260

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Physical
History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient History

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"Synopsis" by , An overview of the famous archaeologist, Lewis Binford's theories. The chapters were originally presented as public lectures and the book was used for years in undergraduate archaeology and anthropology courses.
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