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Archaeology

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The study of the stuff humans leave behind to gain an understanding of who they were and their culture.

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  1. It is argued that archaeology has made few contribu- tions to the general field of anthropology with regard to explaining cultural similarities and differences. One major factor contributing to this lack is asserted to be the tendency to treat…
  2. Behavioral ecology is the study of adaptive behavior in relation to social and envi- ronmental circumstances. Analysts working from this perspective hold that the reproductive strategies and decision-making capacities of all living…
  3. • 152-“dwelling perspective of landscape”—“landscape is constituted as an enduring record of—and testimony to—the lives and works of past generations who have dwelt within it, and in so doing, have left there something of themselves.” • 152-“the…
  4. Why should archaeologists deal with symbols and how can they do so? This article outlines three major traditions archaeologists have followed in con- processual view of symbols as tokens that represent reality, the structuralist view of symbols as…
  5. Under the influence of phenomenological approaches, a semiotic perspective on the body is being replaced in archaeology by analysis of the production and experience of lived bodies in the past through the juxtaposition of traces of body practices,…

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