Measuring Time with Artifacts: A History of Methods in American Archaeology

Author:   R Lee Lyman (University of Missouri, Columbia)
Publisher:   University of Nebraska Press
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9781280466373


Pages:   346
Publication Date:   01 January 2006
Format:   Electronic book text
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Combining historical research with a lucid explication of archaeological methodology and reasoning, Measuring Time with Artifacts examines the origins and changing use of fundamental chronometric techniques and procedures and analyzes the different ways American archaeologists have studied changes in artifacts, sites, and peoples over time. In highlighting the underpinning ontology and epistemology of artifact-based chronometers cultural transmission and how to measure it archaeologically this volume covers issues such as why archaeologists used the cultural evolutionism of L. H. Morgan, E. B. Tylor, L. A. White, and others instead of biological evolutionism; why artifact classification played a critical role in the adoption of stratigraphic excavation; how the direct historical approach accomplished three analytical tasks at once; why cultural traits were important analytical units; why paleontological and archaeological methods sometimes mirror one another; how artifact classification influences chronometric method; and how graphs illustrate change in artifacts over time.

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Author:   R Lee Lyman (University of Missouri, Columbia)
Publisher:   University of Nebraska Press
Imprint:   University of Nebraska Press
ISBN:  

9781280466373


ISBN 10:   1280466375
Pages:   346
Publication Date:   01 January 2006
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Electronic book text
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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