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Evolutionary and Interpretive Archaeologies

A Dialogue, 1st Edition

Edited by Ethan Cochrane, Andrew Gardner


361 pages

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This collection of original articles compares various key archaeological topics—agency, violence, social groups, diffusion—from evolutionary and interpretive perspectives. These two strands represent the major current theoretical poles in the discipline. By comparing and contrasting the insights they provide into major archaeological themes, this volume demonstrates the importance of theoretical frameworks in archaeological interpretations. Chapter authors discuss relevant Darwinian or interpretive theory with short archaeological and anthropological case studies to illustrate the substantive conclusions produced. The book will advance debate and contribute to a better understanding of the goals and research strategies that comprise these distinct research traditions.

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UCL Institute of Archaeology Publications

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology