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Method and Theory in Historical Archeology

By Stanley South

Method and Theory in Historical Archeology
Paperback, 382 pages £32.00
Published: 2002
ISBN: 9780971242739
Format: 229mm x 150mm
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Subjects: Archaeology, Eliot Werner Publications
Series: EWP Foundations of Archaeology


Described by Lewis Binford in his new foreword as a 'solid foundation on which to build a vital and growing historical archaeology,' Stanley South's famous book on historical archaeology includes a new introduction by the author that discusses how the book came to be written and the evolution of the field. Widely regarded as one of the most influential books in historical archaeology, the book was originally published by Academic Press in 1977.



From the Foreword to the Percheron Press Edition . . .

'Stanley South’s productivity and the arguments presented in this book are a solid foundation on which to build a vital and growing historical archaeology.'

Lewis R. Binford, Southern Methodist University







Foreword to the Percheron Press Edition, Lewis R. Binford

Introduction to the Percheron Press Edition


Chapter 1. Theoretical Foundation

Chapter 2. Quantitative Analysis and Pattern Recognition

Chapter 3. The Brunswick Pattern of Refuse Disposal

Chapter 4. The Carolina Artifact Pattern

Chapter 5. The Frontier Artifact Pattern

Chapter 6. Exploring Analytical Techniques

Chapter 7. Revealing Culture Process Through the Formula Concept

Chapter 8. Methodological Considerations

Chapter 9. The Archeologist’s Responsibility in Cultural Resource Management Studies

Index



'[O]neof the two or three most influential books in historical archaeology. The scientific approach outlined and practiced throughout the book still dominates historical archaeology.' (Mark P. Leone, University of Maryland)



'[This] book completely revolutionized the way Americanists viewed historical archaeology. Much of the way that today’s generation of scholars approaches the historical record grows out of [this] work.' (Michael J. O'Brien, University of Missouri)



'[T]he most important piece of theoretical work ever written in historical archaeology. [I]t forced historical archaeology to mature.' (Charles E. Orser, Jr., Illinois State University)



'The publication of Method and Theory in Historical Archeology was the high point for the impact of the ‘New Archaeology’ and processual studies on historical archaeology.' (Robert L. Schuyler, University of Pennsylvania)



Stanley South,  University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 




Publication Details:


Binding:
 Paperback , 382 pages
ISBN:
 9780971242739
Format:
 229mm x 150mm

BIC Code:
 1KBB, HBJK, HD
BISAC Code:
  HIS038000, SOC003000
Imprint:
 Eliot Werner Publications


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