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An Unauthorized Companion to American Archaeological Theory

Author: Lars Fogelin
Publication Date: 2019
Language: English
Book webpage: https://arizona.academia.edu/LarsFogelin

Archaeological theory is not like Excalibur. Archaeologists don’t pull theory from a stone and wield it to subjugate the archaeological record. Archaeological theory exists as part of archaeological practice, from highly intellectual attempts to understand the trajectories of social change to the shame we felt tripping over the line levels at our first excavation. In An Unauthorized Companion to American Archaeological Theory Lars Fogelin argues that archaeological theories are just tools that every archaeologist must use at various times. The trick is to use those tools well, and to laugh about the ways we so often use them badly.

Subject Keywords: Archaeological Theory
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Number of Pages: 325