Book 2011

Investigating Archaeological Cultures

Material Culture, Variability, and Transmission


ISBN: 978-1-4419-6969-9 (Print) 978-1-4419-6970-5 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-21

    Investigating Archaeological Cultures: Material Culture, Variability, and Transmission

  3. Chapter

    Pages 23-40

    A Tale of Two Countries: Contrasting Archaeological Culture History in British and French Archaeology

  4. Chapter

    Pages 41-59

    Thoughts in Circles: Kulturkreislehre as a Hidden Paradigm in Past and Present Archaeological Interpretations

  5. Chapter

    Pages 61-75

    Cultural Innovation from an Americanist Perspective

  6. Chapter

    Pages 77-95

    Culture in the Lower Palaeolithic: Technological Variability in Middle Pleistocene Europe

  7. Chapter

    Pages 97-135

    Techno-Modes, Techno-Facies and Palaeo-Cultures: Change and Continuity in the Pleistocene of Southeast, Central and North Asia

  8. Chapter

    Pages 137-150

    Ancient Technology and Archaeological Cultures: Understanding the Earliest Metallurgy in Eurasia

  9. Chapter

    Pages 151-182

    “Culture”, Innovation and Interaction Across Southern Iran from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age (c. 6500–3000 bc)

  10. Chapter

    Pages 183-200

    Culture, Tradition and the Settlement Burials of the Linearbandkeramik (LBK) Culture

  11. Chapter

    Pages 201-210

    Constructing Social and Cultural Identities in the Bronze Age

  12. Chapter

    Pages 211-227

    Fine if I Do, Fine if I Don’t. Dynamics of Technical Knowledge in Sub-Saharan Africa

  13. Chapter

    Pages 229-244

    The Transmission of Technological Skills in the Palaeolithic: Insights from Metapopulation Ecology

  14. Chapter

    Pages 245-270

    Steps Towards Operationalising an Evolutionary Archaeological Definition of Culture

  15. Chapter

    Pages 271-287

    Archaeology and Cartography: In Search of the Prehistoric Cultures in the Neolithic Near East

  16. Chapter

    Pages 289-319

    To Tame a Land: Archaeological Cultures and the Spread of the Neolithic in Western Europe

  17. Chapter

    Pages 321-354

    Are ‘Cultures’ Inherited? Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Origins and Migrations of Austronesian-Speaking Peoples Prior to 1000 bc

  18. Chapter

    Pages 355-386

    What Role for Language Prehistory in Redefining Archaeological “Culture”? A Case Study on New Horizons in the Andes

  19. Back Matter

    Pages 387-393