Theory And Practice Of Archaeology: A Workbook

Paperback | May 24, 2004

byThomas C Patterson

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For courses in Introduction to Archaeology Theory and Methods.
Intended for the Introductory Archaeology course with the goal of teaching students how to think like archaeologists, this workbook includes activities that challenge students to interpret and explain field findings and help them to see the link between theory and practice.

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For courses in Introduction to Archaeology Theory and Methods. Intended for the Introductory Archaeology course with the goal of teaching students how to think like archaeologists, this workbook includes activities that challenge students to interpret and explain field findings and help them to see the link between theory and practice.

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Intended to help the reader learn how to think like an archaeologist.This book includes activities that challenge readers to interpret and explain field findings and help them to see the link between theory and practice. Topics include stratigraphy, seriation, modes of production, divisions of labor, social reproduction, and class stru...

Thomas C. Patterson is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Riverside. His current research focuses on the historical development of anthropology and archaeology in the political-economic, social and cultural contexts shaped by nation-states, especially the United States, Peru, and Mexico; critical a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 9.15 × 7 × 0.5 inPublished:May 24, 2004Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0131898051

ISBN - 13:9780131898059

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Table of Contents

Introduction.
PROBLEMS AND DISCUSSION
 1. Stratigraphy: Establishing a Sequence from Excavated Archaeological Evidence.

 2. Seriation: Ordering Archaeological Evidence by Stylistic Differences.

 3.Constructing a Regional Chronology.

 4. Modes of Production, Divisions of Labor, and Social Reproduction.

 5. Time and Place as Operating Conditions in Production.

 6. The Construction and Transformation of Regional Landscapes.

 7. Social Divisions of Labor, Class Structures, and State Formation.

 8. State Formation: Conquest Abroad, Repression at Home.

 9. Frontier Societies: State Formation and Uneven Development.

10. State Formation and the Reorganization of Social Production and Reproduction.

11. The Social Construction of Gender, Ethnicity, and Race.

12. Class Struggle and Resistance.