Comparative Archaeologies

A Sociological View of the Science of the Past

Editors: Lozny, Ludomir R. (Ed.)

  • Applies sociological methods to the study of archaeology
  • Includes case studies of 22 countries
  • Creates a common framework for comparing archaeological approaches across country and cultural lines
  • Serves as a vital source for archaeologists to understand how archaeology is performed all over the world
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Archaeology, as with all of the social sciences, has always been characterized by competing theoretical propositions based on diverse bodies of locally acquired data. In order to fulfill local, regional expectations, different goals have been assigned to the practitioners of Archaeology in different regions. These goals might be entrenched in local politics, or social expectations behind cultural heritage research.

This comprehensive book explores regional archaeologies from a sociological perspective—to identify and explain regional differences in archaeological practice, as well as their existing similarities. This work covers not only the currently-dominant Anglo-American archaeological paradigm, but also Latin America, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa, all of which have developed their own unique archaeological traditions. The contributions in this work cover these "alternative archaeologies," in the context of their own geographical, political, and socio-economic settings, as well as the context of the currently accepted mainstream approaches.

About the authors

Ludomir Lozny is current managing editor of the journal Human Ecology, and an adjunct professor at Hunter College in the Department of Archaeology.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lozny, Ludomir R.

    Pages 1-20

  • Archaeology in the Age of Globalization: Local Meanings, Global Interest

    Lozny, Ludomir R.

    Pages 21-49

  • Toward a Historical Sociology of German Archaeology

    Veit, Ulrich

    Pages 53-77

  • A Social History of Danish Archaeology (Reprint with New Epilogue)

    Kristiansen, Kristian

    Pages 79-107

  • Being Through the Past: Reflections on Swedish Archaeology and Heritage Management

    Hegardt, Johan (et al.)

    Pages 109-135

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eBook $189.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Comparative Archaeologies
Book Subtitle
A Sociological View of the Science of the Past
Editors
  • Ludomir R. Lozny
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8225-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8225-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-8224-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 852
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