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Archaeology as a Process Processualism and Its Progeny

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ISBN-10: 087480907X

ISBN-13: 9780874809077

Edition: N/A

Authors: R. Lee Lyman, Michael Brian Schiffer, Michael J. O'Brien

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The publication in 1962 of Lew Binford’s paper "Archaeology as Anthropology" is generally considered to mark the birth of processualism—a critical turning point in American archaeology. In the hands of Binford and other young University of Chicago graduates of the 1960s, this "new" archaeology became the mainstream approach in the U.S. The realignment that the processualists proposed was so thorough that its effects are still being felt today. Predictably, processualism also spun off a number of other "isms," several of which grew up to challenge its supremacy.Archaeology as a Processtraces the intellectual history of Americanist archaeology in terms of the research groups that were at the…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Publisher: University of Utah Press
Publication date: 2/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

R Lee Lyman is professor of anthropology at University of Missouri, formerly at Oregon State University. He is co-author or co-editor of Adding Prehistory to Conservation Biology: Zooarchaeological Studies from North America, Cladistics and Archaeology, Style, Function, Transmission: Evolutionary Archaeological Perspectives, and many articles.

Michael Brian Schiffer is Fred A. Riecker Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arizona and Research Associate at the Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. He is the author of six previous books on technology.