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Title Paradigm found : archaeological theory present, past and future : essays in honour of Evžen Neustupný / edited by Kristian Kristiansen, Ladislav Šmejda, and Jan Turek
Published Oxford ; Philadelphia : Oxbow Books, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 292 pages)
Contents Evžen Neustupný : paradigm found / Kristian Kristiansen, Ladislav Šmejda and Jan Turek -- Part I. Contemporary discourses in archaeological theory -- Scientia, society, and polydactyl knowledge : archaeology as a creative science / Timothy Darvill -- Beyond theoretical archaeology : a manifesto for reconstructing interpretation in archaeology / John Bintliff -- The environment of social evolution / John C. Barrett -- Conceptual crossroads : community and society in prehistory / Ladislav Šmejda and Monika Baumanová -- Archaeologies of space : an inquiry into modes of existence of Xscapes / Felipe Criado-Boado -- "Paradigm lost" : on the state of typology within archaeological theory / Marie Louise Stig Sørensen -- The demons of comparison : archaeological classification vs. classificatory terminology / Timothy Taylor -- Part II. Past and future directions -- The "Annales" school, "la nouvelle histoire" and Polish archaeology / Stanislaw Tabaczynski -- Binford in the Balkans : introduction of theoretical archaeology in Slovenia and countries of former Yugoslavia (1980s) / Predrag Novakovic -- Mainstream and minority archaeologies : the case of the beginnings of Polish bioarchaeology / Arkadiusz Marciniak -- How we have come to do archaeology the way(s) we do : a meta-critique of current archaeological discursive formation / Koji Mizoguchi -- Which archaeology does the modern world need? / Zbigniew Kobylinski -- Paradigm lost : the rise, fall and eventual recovery of paradigms in archaeology / Ezra B.W. Zubrow -- Archaeology and politics in the twenty-first century : still Faustian but not much of a bargain / Bettina Arnold -- Part III. Thinking prehistory -- Prehistoric mind in context : an essay on possible roots of ancient Egyptian civilisation / Miroslav Bárta -- Eight million Neolithic Europeans : social demography and social archaeology on the scope of change, from the Near East to Scandinavia / Johannes Müller -- Threads of Neolithic household cloth production at Bronocice / Marie-Lorraine Pipes, Janusz Kruk, and Sarunas Milisauskas -- Neolithic versus Bronze Age social formations : a political economy approach / Kristian Kristiansen and Timothy Earle -- The idea of the Eneolithic / Slawomir Kadrow -- Lost and found paradigms : creation of the beaker world / Jan Turek -- Categories of settlement discard / Martin Kuna
Summary Paradigm Found brings together papers by renowned researchers from across Europe, Asia and America to discuss a selection of pressing issues in current archaeological theory and method. The book also reviews the effects and potential of various theoretical stances in the context of prehistoric archaeology. The 23 papers provide a discussion of the issues currently re-appearing in the focal point of theoretical debates in archaeology such as the role of the discipline in the present-day society, problems of interpretation in archaeology, approaches to the study of social evolution, as well as current insights into issues in classification and construction of typologies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 15, 2015)
Subject Neustupný, Evžen.
Antiquities, Prehistoric.
Archaeology -- Methodology.
Archaeology -- Philosophy.
Prehistoric peoples.
Europe -- Antiquities.
Genre/Form Festschriften.
Form Electronic book
Author Kristiansen, Kristian, 1948- editor
Neustupný, Evžen, honoree
Šmejda, Ladislav, editor
Turek, Jan, editor
LC no. 2015005415
ISBN 1336208899 (ebk)
1782977732 (electronic book)
9781336208896 (ebk)
9781782977735 (electronic book)