Author Binford, Lewis R
Title Debating Archaeology : Updated Edition
Imprint Walnut Creek : Taylor & Francis Group, 2009
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Note Intro -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Preface to the Updated Paperback Edition (2009) -- Acknowledgments -- I. Introduction -- 1. "Culture" and Social Roles in Archaeology -- 2. The New Archaeology, then and Now -- II. Much Ado About Nothing -- 3. Science to Seance, or Processual to "Post-Processual" Archaeology -- 4. In Pursuit of the Future (1986) -- 5. Data, Relativism, and Archaeological Science (1987) -- 6. Review of Hodder, Reading the Past: Current Approaches to Interpretation in Archaeology -- III. Empiricism and Other Problems in Contemporary Archaeology -- 7. Coping with Debate Tactics -- 8. Reply to "More on the Mousterian: Flaked Bone from Cueva Morin," by L. Freeman (1983) -- 9. Brand X versus the Recommended Product (1985) -- 10. "Righteous Rocks" and Richard Gould: Some Observations on Misguided Debate (with Nancy M. Stone) (1985) -- 11. Richard Gould Revisited, or Bringing Back the "Bacon" -- 12. An Alyawara Day: The Stone Quarry (with James F. O'Connell) -- 13. An Alyawara Day: Flour, Spinifex Gum, And Shifting Perspectives (1984) -- 14. An Alyawara Day: Making Men's Knives and Beyond (1986) -- 15. Butchering, Sharing, and the Archaeological Record (1984) -- 16. Styles of Style (1989) -- 17. Researching Ambiguity: Frames of Reference and Site Structure -- IV. Models and Accommodating Arguments versus Pattern Recognition: What Drives Research Best? -- 18. Multidimensional Analysis of Sheep and Goats: Baa-ck and Forth -- 19. The Hunting Hypothesis, Archaeological Methods, and the Past (1988) -- 20. Letter to H.T. Bunn -- 21. Bones of Contention: A Reply to Glynn Isaac -- 22. Human Ancestors: Changing Views of Their Behavior -- 23. Fact and fiction about the Zinjanthropus Floor: Data, Arguments, and Interpretations
24. Hyena Scavenging Behavior and Its Implications for the Interpretation of Faunal Assemblages from FLK 22 (the Zinj Floor) at Olduvai Gorge (with M. G. L. Mills and Nancy M. Stone) (1988) -- 25. Were There Elephant Hunters at Torralba? (1987) -- 26. Searching for Camps and Missing the Evidence? Another Look at the Lower Paleolithic (1987) -- 27. Technology of Early Man: An Organizational Approach to the Oldowan -- 28. Isolating the Transition to Cultural Adaptations: An Organizational Approach (1988) -- 29. Coping with Culture -- References -- Index
In this volume, the founder of processual archaeology, Lewis R. Binford collects and comments on the twenty-eight substantive papers published in the 1980's, the third in his set of collected papers (also Working at Archaeology and An Archaeological Perspective). This ongoing collection of self-edited papers, together with the extensive and very candid interstitial commentaries, provides an invaluable record of the development of "The New Archaeology" and a challenging view into the mind of the man who is certainly the most creative archaeological theorist of our time. A new (2009) foreword allows further reflections on his work
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Binford, Lewis R. Debating Archaeology : Updated Edition Walnut Creek : Taylor & Francis Group,c2009 9781598744552
Subject Archaeology.;History
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