Archaeological Theory and Scientific Practice...

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Author  Andrew Jones
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   December 24, 2001
ISBN  0521793939
Pages  224

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Contemporary archaeology is polarized between the technically competent excavators, who have sophisticated ways of recording, analyzing, classifying and describing their sites, and the social theorists, influenced by sceptical sociologies in science and cultural studies. This book defines the contours of each faction and argues that conflict between their aims and procedures is unnecessary. Andrew Jones instead emphasizes the process of interpretations, which is, in his view, the real concern of archaeologists.

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