Measuring Time with Artifacts: A History of Methods in American Archaeology
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Measuring Time with Artifacts: A History of Methods in American Archaeology

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ISBN-13:
9780803229662
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.06.2006
Seiten:
348
Autor:
Michael J. O'Brien
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

1. Introduction; Ontology 2. The Concept of Evolution in Early Twentieth-Century American Archaeology The Epistemology of Measurement Units 3. Cultural Traits as Units of Analysis in Early Twentieth-Century Anthropology; 4. Chronometers and Units in Early Archaeology and Paleontology; 5. A. L. Kroeber and the Measurement of Time's Arrow and Time's Cycle; 6. Time, Space, and Marker Types in James Ford's 1936 Chronology for the Lower Mississippi Valley The Epistemology of Chronometers 7. The Direct Historical Approach; 8. American Stratigraphic Excavation; 9. Graphic Depictions of Culture Change; 10. Artifact Classification and Artifact-Based Chronometry
Combining historical research with a lucid explication of archaeological methodology and reasoning,