Archaeology and Anthropology

DP Shankland

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Though archaeologists have long acknowledged the work of social anthropologists, anthropologists have been much less eager to repay the compliment. This volume argues that the time has come to recognise the insights archaeological approaches can bring to anthropology. Archaeology's rigorous approach to evidence and material culture; its ability to develop flexible research methodologies; its readiness to work with large-scale models of comparative social change, and to embrace the latest technology all means that it can offer valuable methods that can enrich and enhance current anthropological thinking. Cross-disciplinary and international in scope, this exciting volume draws together cutting-edge essays on the relationship between the two disciplines, arguing for greater collaboration and pointing to new concepts and approaches for anthropology. With contributions from leading scholars, this book will be essential reading for students and scholars of archaeology, anthropology and related disciplines.
Translated title of the contributionArchaeology and Anthropology
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBerg Publishers
Number of pages256
ISBN (Print)9781847889669
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

Other: Association of Social Anthropologists Monographs

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