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By Michael B. Schiffer

Advances in Archaeological procedure and thought, quantity three provides the revolutionary explorations in equipment and conception in archeology. This publication discusses the overall cultural importance of cult archeology.

Organized into 9 chapters, this quantity starts with an summary of the spectrum reactions to cult archeology. this article then examines the applicability of evolutionary conception to archeology. different chapters contemplate the elemental ideas of edition as utilized to human habit and overview the kingdom of software of adaptational techniques in archeology. This ebook discusses to boot the convergence of evolutionary and ecological views in anthropology that has given upward thrust to a different suggestion of tradition. the ultimate bankruptcy offers with obsidian relationship as a chronometric approach and explains the issues that restrict its effectiveness.

This e-book is a useful source for archeologists and anthropologists. Graduate scholars and archeology scholars also will locate this ebook tremendous important.

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1971 Some points of controversy. In Quest for America, edited by G. Ashe. New York: Praeger. Pp. 155-174. Wauchope, R. 1962 Lost tribes and sunken continents. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Wilson, C. 1975 The chariots still crash. New York: Signet. 2 Evolutionary Theory and Archaeology ROBERT C. DUNNELL As students we all learned that evolutionary theory, identified with the Darwinian "revolution," played a seminal role in nineteenth-century ar­ chaeology and anthropology. Willey and Sabloff (1974:14) succinctly sum­ marize the prevailing view: From biological evolution the idea of progress was extended to the history of human societies and culture; and two of the founders of anthropology, E.

Daedalus 103(3): 191-205. Evans, C. 1974 Cults of unreason. New York: Farrar, Straus. Feldman, M. 1977a Archaeology for everyone. New York: Quadrangle. 1977b The Mystery Hill story. North Salem, New Hampshire: Mystery Hill Press. Fell, B. C. New York: Quadrangle. C. In Ancient Vermont, edited by W. Cook. Castleton, Vermont: Castleton State College. Pp. 70-84. Ferris, T. 1974 Interview with Erich von Daniken. Playboy 21(8):51ff. Flanagan, P. 1973 Pyramid power. Glendale, California: Pyramid Publishers Gardner, M.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Wilson, C. 1975 The chariots still crash. New York: Signet. 2 Evolutionary Theory and Archaeology ROBERT C. DUNNELL As students we all learned that evolutionary theory, identified with the Darwinian "revolution," played a seminal role in nineteenth-century ar­ chaeology and anthropology. Willey and Sabloff (1974:14) succinctly sum­ marize the prevailing view: From biological evolution the idea of progress was extended to the history of human societies and culture; and two of the founders of anthropology, E.

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