Archaeology as a Process traces the intellectual history of Americanist archaeology in terms of the research groups t ...
Archaeology as a Process traces the intellectual history of Americanist archaeology in terms of the research groups that were at the forefront of these various approaches, concentrating as much on the archaeologists as it does on method and theory, thus setting it apart from other treatments published in the last fifteen years. Peppered with rare photographs of well-known archaeologists in some interesting settings, the book documents the swirl and excitement of archaeological controversy for the past forty years with over 1,600 references and an in-depth treatment of all the major intellectual approaches. The contributors examine how archaeology is conducted the ins and outs of how various groups work to promote themselves and how personal ambition and animosities can function to further rather than retard the development of the discipline.
Publication date: 2007-02
Subjects: Non-fiction, Humanities, Anthropology/archaeology