Debating Archaeological Empiricism: The Ambiguity of Material Evidence

1st Edition

Charlotta Hillerdal, Johannes Siapkas

Published March 17, 2015
Reference - 200 Pages
ISBN 9780415744089 - CAT# Y161462
Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology


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Debating Archaeological Empiricism examines the current intellectual turn in archaeology, primarily in its prehistoric and classical branches, characterized by a return to the archaeological evidence. Each chapter in the book approaches the empirical from a different angle, illuminating contemporary views and uses of the archaeological material in interpretations and theory building. The inclusion of differing perspectives in this collection mirrors the conceptual landscape that characterizes the discipline, contributing to the theoretical debate in archaeology and classical studies. As well as giving an important snapshot of the practical as well as theoretical uses of materiality in archaeologies today, this volume looks to the future of archaeology as an empirical discipline.

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