Archaeology and other questions

Archaeology and other questions - society • Cosmological...

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17/03/2008 08:12:00 Archaeology and other questions The different kinds of questions archaeologists are asking today o Archaeology is Understanding human cultural past Not just about origins of civilization or domestication Understanding cultural process Other archaeological endeavors Technology and environment o How human societies interact most directly with the natural  environment Social systems o Studying the construction, origins, and traits of past social organization Social classes Socially gendered roles Political organization How power was channeled and who controlled  production and distribution of wealth Economic organization How resources were allocated or distributed within a 
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Unformatted text preview: society • Cosmological and symbolic systems o Studying how past cultures and societies constructed their world views ← Challenges to archaeology • Pseudoarchaeology o A body of popularized accounts that use real or imaginary archaeological evidence • Destruction of archaeological remains o Looting Illegal vandalism and plundering of sites o Collecting • Cultural resource management o Recovering information and protecting sites from development • Responsibility of archaeologists o Modern issues of skeletal and burial analysis and different ethnic groups NAGPRA 17/03/2008 08:12:00 ← 17/03/2008 08:12:00 ←...
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