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Title Style and function : conceptual issues in evolutionary archaeology / edited by Teresa D. Hurt and Gordon F.M. Rakita ; foreword by Robert C. Dunnell
Published Westport, Conn. : Bergin & Garvey, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 212 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Style and function: an introduction / Michael J. O'Brien, Robert D. Leonard -- Differential persistence of what? The scale of selection issue in evolutionary archaeology / Hector Neff -- Directionality, function, and adaptation in the archaeological record / Timothy D. Maxwell -- Explaining the co-occurrence of traits in the archaeological record: a further consideration of replicative success / Teresa D. Hurt, Todd L. Vanpool, Gordon F.M. Rakita -- Culture historical and biological approaches to identifying homologous traits / R. Lee Lyman -- Neutrality, "style," and drift: building methods for studying cultural transmission in the archaeological record / Carl Lipo, Mark Madsen -- Style, function, and variation: identifying the evolutionary importance of traits in the archaeological record / Todd L. VanPool -- A million years of style and function: regional and temporal variation in Acheulean handaxes / C. David Vaughan -- Implications of new studies of Hawaiian fishhook variability for our understanding of Polynesian settlement history / Michael T. Pfeffer -- Style, function, and systematic empiricism: the conflation of process and pattern / Ethan E. Cochrane
Summary This text presents theoretical background and case studies that demonstrate how evolutionary definitions of archaeological style and function may be applied to the prehistoric record
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Archaeology -- Classification.
Archaeology -- Methodology.
Archaeology -- Philosophy.
Evolution.
Social evolution.
Genre/Form Classification.
Form Electronic book
Author Hurt, Teresa D., 1960-
Rakita, Gordon F. M., 1971-
ISBN 0313001324 (electronic bk.)
9780313001321 (electronic bk.)