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Reader in Archaeological Theory

Post-Processual and Cognitive Approaches, 1st Edition

Edited by David S. Whitley


364 pages

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This Reader in Archaeological Theory presents sixteen articles of key theoretical significance, in a format which makes this notoriously complex area easier for students to understand.

This volume:

* provides an intellectual history of different approaches to archaeology which contextualizes the complex traditions of cognitive archaeology and postprocessualism on which it focuses

* organizes theories of archaeology, the meanings of things, the prehistoric mind and cognition, gender, ideology and social theory and archaeology's relationship to today's society and politics

* includes lucid section introductions to each section which provide context, explain why the papers are so significant and summarize their key points

* emphasizes research from the 'New World', making archaeological theory especially relevant and accessible to students in North America.

About the Editor

David S. Whitley is the US representative of ICOMOS and lectures at UCLA. He is an internationally acclaimned expert on rock art, on which he has published widely.

About the Series

Routledge Readers in Archaeology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology