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Presentation of Archaeoastronomy in Introductions to Archaeology

  • Victor B. Fisher
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Abstract

In order to gain insights into how archaeoastronomy is presented (if at all) in introductory archaeology courses at universities, a study of introductory textbooks was undertaken in 2004 and again in 2012. In both instances the results were mixed. The quality of future coverage and the reputation of archaeoastronomy may depend upon archaeoastronomers’ ability to confine themselves to good exemplars in the next editions of their books.

Keywords

Introductory Text American Antiquity Introductory Textbook Ethnographic Evidence Ancient Life 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal JusticeTowson UniversityTowsonUSA

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