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Archaeologies

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 197–214 | Cite as

Consensus and the Fringe in American Archaeology

  • Alice B. Kehoe
DISCUSSION ARTICLE

Abstract

Is the “consensus of the scientific community” to reject transoceanic diffusion as an explanation for cultural change in the Americas justified by logic, data, or disciplinary politics?

Keywords

Diffusion Science Fringe archaeology Polynesia Transoceanic contacts 

Résumé

Le « consensus de la communauté scientifique » pour rejeter la diffusion transocéanique en tant qu’une explication du changement culturel en Amériques est-il justifié par la logique, les données, ou la politique disciplinaire?

Resumen

Es «consenso de la comunidad científica» rechazar la difusión transoceánica como explicación del cambio cultural en América justificado por la lógica, los datos o la política disciplinaria?

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  1. 1.MilwaukeeUSA

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