Applying Evolutionary Archaeology: A Systematic Approach

Author:   Michael J. O'Brien ,  R. Lee Lyman
Publisher:   Springer Science+Business Media
Edition:   2000 ed.
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9780306462542


Pages:   471
Publication Date:   March 2000
Format:   Paperback
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This work is an in-depth treatment of Darwinian evolutionism and its applicability to the investigation of the archaeological record. The authors explain the unique position that this kind of evolutionism holds in science and how it bears on any attempt to explain change over time in the organic world, demonstrate commonalities between archaeology and paleobiology, and explain the principles, methods, and techniques - the systematics - inherent in the approach.

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Author:   Michael J. O'Brien ,  R. Lee Lyman
Publisher:   Springer Science+Business Media
Imprint:   Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers
Edition:   2000 ed.
Dimensions:   Width: 15.50cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   1.520kg
ISBN:  

9780306462542


ISBN 10:   0306462540
Pages:   471
Publication Date:   March 2000
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Figures. Tables. 1. Darwinian Theory and Archaeology. 2. Two Kinds of Science: Essentialism and Materialism. 3. The Materialist Paradox in Archaeology. 4. The Place of History in Modern Paleobiology and Archaeology. 5. Archaeological Units and Their Construction. 6. Building and Testing Historical Lineages. 7. Tempo and Mode in Evolution. 8. Explaining Lineage Histories. 9. Evolutionary Archaeology: An Epilogue. References. Glossary. Index.

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This book will repay reading and patient study by any archaeologist or student who hopes that his or her efforts will add to the store of human knowledge but may not be sure how to make that happen.' Journal of Anthropological Research, 57 (2001)


'This book will repay reading and patient study by any archaeologist or student who hopes that his or her efforts will add to the store of human knowledge but may not be sure how to make that happen.' Journal of Anthropological Research, 57 (2001)


`This book will repay reading and patient study by any archaeologist or student who hopes that his or her efforts will add to the store of human knowledge but may not be sure how to make that happen.' Journal of Anthropological Research, 57 (2001)


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