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Explorations in Archaeology and Philosophy

Editors: Killin, Anton, Allen-Hermanson, Sean (Eds.)

  • Examines the emerging, unexplored territory of philosophy of archaeology
  • Presents the perspectives of both philosophers and archaeologists
  • Centers on the Upper Paleolithic era, with its evidence of settlements, social order and artistic work
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This volume explores various themes at the intersection of archaeology and philosophy: inference and theory; interdisciplinary connections; cognition, language and normativity; and ethical issues. Showcasing this heterogeneity, its scope ranges from the method of analogical inference to the evolution of the human mind; from conceptual issues in assessing the health of past populations to the ethics of cultural heritage tourism. It probes the archaeological record for evidence of numeracy, curiosity and creativity, and social complexity. Its contributors comprise an interdisciplinary cluster of philosophers, archaeologists, anthropologists, and psychologists, from a variety of career stages, of whom many are leading experts in their fields. 

Chapter 3 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com. 

About the authors

Anton Killin is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Philosophy and Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language at the Australian National University, and the Department of Philosophy at Mount Allison University in Sackville NB, Canada. Anton’s primary areas of research include philosophy of the sciences, philosophy of the arts (especially music), and evolutionary theory. Anton has published on the evolution of music and language, and with Adrian Currie, cognitive archaeology.

Sean Allen-Hermanson is Professor of Philosophy at Florida International University in Miami FL, USA. Sean’s primary areas of research include philosophy of mind and cognitive science. Sean has published on extended cognition, cultural evolution, comparative psychology, and implicit bias.

The editors are also the guest editors of a special issue of Topoi: An International Review of Philosophy entitled “Archaeology and Philosophy”.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • The Twain Shall Meet: Themes at the Intersection of Archaeology and Philosophy

    Pages 1-4

    Killin, Anton (et al.)

  • “I’m Not Saying It Was Aliens”: An Archaeological and Philosophical Analysis of a Conspiracy Theory

    Pages 7-24

    Turner, Derek D. (et al.)

  • Mortar and Pestle or Cooking Vessel? When Archaeology Makes Progress Through Failed Analogies

    Pages 25-46

    Nyrup, Rune

  • Scaffolding and Concept-Metaphors: Building Archaeological Knowledge in Practice

    Pages 47-63

    Routledge, Bruce

  • Human Curiosity Then and Now: The Anthropology, Archaeology, and Psychology of Patent Protections

    Pages 67-83

    Schulz, Armin W.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Explorations in Archaeology and Philosophy
Editors
  • Anton Killin
  • Sean Allen-Hermanson
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
433
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-61052-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-61052-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-61051-7
Series ISSN
0166-6991
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 261
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
Topics