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Method and Theory in Historical Archeology

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ISBN-10: 0971242739

ISBN-13: 9780971242739

Edition: 2002 (Reprint)

Authors: Stanley South, Lewis R. Binford

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Described by Lewis Binford in his new foreword as a solid foundation on which to build a vital and growing historical archaeology, Stanley South's famous book on historical archaeology includes a new introduction by the author that discusses how the book came to be written and the evolution of the field. Widely regarded as one of the most influential books in historical archaeology, the book was originally published by Academic Press in 1977.
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Book details

List price: $39.50
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Eliot Werner Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 382
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Cited Figures and Tables
Theoretical Foundation
Toward a Science of Cultural Evolution
The Polearm of Archeology--A Bill of Particulars for Theoretical Thrusts
A Study of Trends in Historical Archeology--Evaluating the State of the Field
The Slowly Emerging Trend in Historical Archeology toward Archeological Science: A Personal View
References
Quantitative Analysis and Pattern Recognition
The Importance of Quantitative Analysis to Pattern Recognition
References
The Brunswick Pattern of Refuse Disposal
Method and Context
The Hepburn-Reonalds House (S7)
Nath Moore's Front (S10)
The Public House-Tailor Shop (S25)
References
The Carolina Artifact Pattern
Theoretical Considerations
The Method of Abstracting the Carolina Artifact Pattern
The Carolina Artifact Pattern
Testing the Carolina Artifact Pattern
The Applicable Range of the Carolina Artifact Pattern
Appendix
References
The Frontier Artifact Pattern
Defining the Pattern
Comparing the Frontier Pattern with the Carolina Pattern--Isolating Variables
The Hepburn-Reonalds House (S7), A Deviant from the Carolina and Frontier Patterns
Artifact Pattern at Fort Watson, S.C.
Appendix
References
Exploring Analytical Techniques
Examining the Kitchen Artifact Patterns
Isolating Variables through Comparison of Simple Ratios
Summarizing Viewpoint--The Flax Hackle Example
Exploring Inventory Pattern for Comparison with Archeological Pattern
References
Revealing Culture Process through the Formula Concept
The Horizon Phenomenon Revealed in Ceramic Analysis in Historical Archeology
Introduction
The Problem
The Tools
Application of the Tools
Interpretive Summary
Examining the Statistical Confidence and Correlation of the Formula
The Horizon Concept Revealed in the Application of the Mean Ceramic Date Formula to Spanish Majolica in the New World
Appendixes
References
Methodological Considerations
The Function of Observation in the Archeological Process
Classification of the Archeological Record
Methodological Phases in the Archeological Process
Evaluation of Observational Situations Relative to the Archeological Data Bank
References
The Archeologist's Responsibility in Cultural Resource Management Studies
Conclusion
References
Index