Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

Metaarchaeology

Reflections by Archaeologists and Philosophers

Editors: Embree, Lester (Ed.)

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An idea of the philosophy of archaeology can best be gained by showing what it is, what the issues are, who is working in the field, and how they proceed. Reading Lester Embree's Metaarchaeology provides the best possible introduction to the field, since in it several leading archaeologists show how accessible and interesting the current archeological literature is, and currently active philosophers of archaeology reveal something of the current state of discussion on the subject. Bibliographies have also been developed of the philosophy of archaeology as well as of selected parts of the component that can be called metaarchaeology. Finally, an historical introduction has been included to show the variety of metascientific as well as orientational standpoints that philosophers of archaeology have had recourse to for over two decades, followed by speculation about the future of the discipline within the philosophy of science.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Future and Past of Metaarchaeology

    Embree, Lester

    Pages 3-50

  • What is the Archaeology of Chiefdoms About?

    Drennan, Robert D.

    Pages 53-74

  • Is a Scientific Archaeology Possible?

    Dunnell, Robert C.

    Pages 75-97

  • Interpreting the Collapse of Classic Maya Civilization: A Case Study of Changing Archaeological Perspectives

    Sabloff, Jeremy A.

    Pages 99-119

  • Explanation in Archaeology: Reactions and Rebuttals

    Watson, Patty Jo

    Pages 121-140

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eBook $219.00
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Softcover $279.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Metaarchaeology
Book Subtitle
Reflections by Archaeologists and Philosophers
Editors
  • Lester Embree
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
147
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-1826-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-1826-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-2023-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4806-4
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 343
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