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Archaeology

In this subdiscipline: 9,716 papers

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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. Anthropology was established in the USA during the middle of the nineteenth century. From the beginning, archaeology was considered a part of the discipline, a notion that continues to this day. However, over the course of the past 160 years,…
  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,…
  6. Eric Higgs is an Assistant Director of Research in the Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge and is in charge of special research into the history of agriculture, a project sponsored by the British Academy. M. R . Jarman holds a…

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