The Paradox of the Historical Archaeologies
Archaeology is limitless. Archaeologists can study the first human beings in East Africa with the same interest as yesterday’s kitchen garbage in Tucson, Arizona. Yet archaeology is also full of limits Archaeology is not a coherent tradition covering the whole of human history, but rather a scientific field crossed by different traditions and separated by diffuse boundaries from other fields of scholarship.
KeywordsMaterial Culture Historical Archaeology Oral Tradition Archaeological Field Prehistoric Archaeology
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