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Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 3 presents the progressive explorations in methods and theory in archeology. This book discusses the general cultural significance of cult archeology.
Organized into nine chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the spectrum of professional reactions to cult archeology. This text then examines the applicability of evolutionary theory to archeology. Other chapters consider the fundamental principles of adaptation as applied to human behavior and review the state of application of adaptational approaches in archeology. This book discusses as well the convergence of evolutionary and ecological perspectives in anthropology that has given rise to a distinct concept of culture. The final chapter deals with obsidian dating as a chronometric method and explains the problems that limit its effectiveness.
This book is a valuable resource for archeologists and anthropologists. Graduate students and archeology students will also find this book extremely useful.
List of Contributors
Contents of Previous Volumes
1 Cult Archeology and Unscientific Method and Theory
Interpretation of the Phenomenon of Cult Archeology
The Need to Deal with Cult Archeology
2 Evolutionary Theory and Archeology
Modern Evolutionary Biology
Evolution and Archeology
The Future of Evolutionary Theory in Archeology
3 The Archaeological Study of Adaptation: Theoretical and Methodological Issues
Adaptation, Evolution, and Ecology
Components of Adaptation
Archaeological Approaches to Adaptation
4 The Use of General Ecological Principles in Archeology
How General Principles Are Used: An Example
Some Logical Problems
The Ecological Explanation of Cultural Diversity
5 Explanatory/Predictive Models of Hunter-Gatherer Adaptation
General Models of Hunter-Gatherer Adaptation
Models of Subsistence
Models of Settlement Location and Territoriality
Models of Population
6 An Optimum Diet Model, Coastal Variability, and Hunter-Gatherer Behavior
Model Definitions and Assumptions
An Energy-Based Model of Coastal Systems
Relative Productivity Ranking of Terrestrial and Nonterrestrial Zones
Least Effort-Least Risk Decision Making and Human Behavior
7 Toward a General Model of Agricultural Systems
Economic Approaches to Agriculture
Ecological Approaches to Agriculture
Toward a General Model of Agricultural Systems
8 Vicissitudes and Overkill: The Development of Explanations of Pleistocene Extinctions
Realization of the Problem
Major Nineteenth-Century Explanations of Pleistocene Extinctions
Modern Explanations of Pleistocene Extinctions
9 Obsidian Hydration Dating: A Coming of Age
Obsidian Dating in Archeology: Current Applications and Future Potential
Obsidian Dating: Research and Development up to the Present
Obsidian Dating as a Chronometric Technique: Problems That Limit Its Effectiveness
The Effect of Chemical Composition on the Obsidian Hydration Process: What Is Understood and What Is to be Done
Sputter-Induced Optical Emission
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- © Academic Press 1980
- 28th January 1980
- Academic Press
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