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Title Perspectives on the past : theoretical biases in Mediterranean hunter-gatherer research / edited by Geoffrey A. Clark
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1991


Description 1 online resource (xix, 538 pages)
Contents An examination of some models of late Pleistocene society in Southwestern Europe / Catherine S. Mueller-Wille and D. Bruce Dickson -- Paradigm found? : a research agenda for the study of the upper and post-Paleolithic in Southwest Europe / Lawrence Guy Straus -- A paradigm is like an onion : reflections on my biases / Geoffrey A. Clark -- Straight archaeology French style : the phylogenetic paradigm in historic perspective / James R. Sackett -- Retouched tools, fact or fiction? : paradigms for interpreting Paleolithic chipped stone / C. Michael Barton -- The elephant and the blind men : paradigms, data gaps and the middle-upper Paleolithic transition in Southwestern France / Francis B. Harrold
Issues in biological and behavioral evolution and the problem of upper Pleistocene subsistence / Philip G. Chase -- A great thick cloud of dust : naming and dating in the interpretation of behavior in the late Paleolithic of Spain / Iain Davidson -- From hunter-gatherers to food producers in Northern Spain : smooth adaptive shifts or revolutionary change in the Mesolithic / Manuel R. González Morales -- Paradigmatic differences in a collaborative research project / Harold J. Dibble and André Debénath -- The community ecology perspective and the redemption of "contaminated" faunal records / Mary C. Stiner -- New problems, old glasses : methodological implications of an evolutionary paradigm for the study of Paleolithic technologies / Steven L. Kuhn
Normal science and paradigmatic biases in Italian hunter-gatherer prehistory / Amilcare Bietti -- One flew over the hippo's nest : extinct Pleistocene fauna, early man, and conservative archaeology on Cyprus / Alan H. Simmons -- Paradigms and politics in the terminal Pleistocene archaeology of the Levant / Steven A. Rosen -- Social complexity in the Natufian? : assessing the relationship of ideas and data / Deborah I. Olszewski -- Historic biases in modern perceptions of the Levantine Epipaleolithic / Marcia L. Donaldson -- Foraging, sedentism, and adaptive vigor in the Natufian : rethinking the linkages / Donald O. Henry -- Stone tools and social context in Levantine prehistory / Ofer Bar-Yosef
Comparative aspects of paradigms for the Neolithic transition in the Levant and the American Southwest / Suzanne K. Fish and Paul Fish -- Epilogue : paradigms, realism, adaptation, and evolution / Geoffrey A. Clark
Summary Perspectives on the Past shows how knowledge of the past is contingent and is largely determined by the social and intellectual milieu in which those who study it have received their training. In the original essays that comprise the volume, field archaeologists discuss their own biases and the effects these biases have on how they do their research on hunter-gatherers in the Mediterranean
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-519) and indexes
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Subject Paleolithic period -- Mediterranean Region
Mesolithic period -- Mediterranean Region
Hunting and gathering societies -- Mediterranean Region
Anthropology, Prehistoric -- Mediterranean Region
Archaeology -- Mediterranean Region
HISTORY -- World.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
Anthropology, Prehistoric.
Hunting and gathering societies.
Mesolithic period.
Paleolithic period.
Vor- und Frühgeschichte
Jagers en verzamelaars.
SUBJECT Mediterranean Region -- Antiquities
Subject Mediterranean Region.
Form Electronic book
Author Clark, Geoffrey A
LC no. 91016444
ISBN 0585121974