Comparative Archaeologies

A Sociological View of the Science of the Past

  • Ludomir R. Lozny

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ludomir R. Lozny
    Pages 1-20
  3. Archaeology in Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Arkadiusz Marciniak
      Pages 179-194
    3. Ludomir R. Lozny
      Pages 195-220
    4. Silvia Tomášková
      Pages 221-242
    5. Nikolay N. Kradin
      Pages 243-271
    6. László Bartosiewicz, Dóra Mérai, Péter Csippán
      Pages 273-337
    7. David B. Small
      Pages 463-492
  4. Archaeology in South America and the Caribbean Region

  5. Archaeology in Asia and the Pacific Region

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 673-673
    2. Fumiko Ikawa-Smith
      Pages 675-705
    3. Frank R. Thomas
      Pages 731-766
  6. Archaeology in Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 767-767
    2. Yusuf M. Juwayeyi
      Pages 785-805
    3. C. A. Folorunso
      Pages 807-826
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 827-852

About this book


Archaeology, as with all of the social sciences, has always been characterized by competing theoretical propositions based on diverse bodies of locally acquired data. In order to fulfill local, regional expectations, different goals have been assigned to the practitioners of Archaeology in different regions. These goals might be entrenched in local politics, or social expectations behind cultural heritage research.

This comprehensive book explores regional archaeologies from a sociological perspective—to identify and explain regional differences in archaeological practice, as well as their existing similarities. This work covers not only the currently-dominant Anglo-American archaeological paradigm, but also Latin America, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa, all of which have developed their own unique archaeological traditions. The contributions in this work cover these "alternative archaeologies," in the context of their own geographical, political, and socio-economic settings, as well as the context of the currently accepted mainstream approaches.


Alternative Archaeologies Cultural Heritage Regional and Cultural Studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Ludomir R. Lozny
    • 1
  1. 1., AnthropologyHunter CollegeNew YorkUSA

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