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Anthropology 2015 - Anthropology2015:ModernArchaeology...

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Anthropology 2015

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Anthropology 2015: Modern Archaeology (Heather McKillop) Lewis Binford "New Archaeology" 1960's to present- series of papers that transformed  archaeology  new archaeology = processual archaeology (study of process of cultural change) Object of New Archaeology- search for universal laws that govern cultural  behavior and cultural change.  Main goals of archeology today: culture history, past lifeway’s, culture process The 10 reasons we should consider Lewis Binford the “father’ of New  Archaeology (10) radiocarbon dating- introduced by Lewis Binford, archeologists freed to  investigate culture  1949  Willard Libby  Sampling Normative Range of variation (9) Statistics- he introduced how important they were Albert Spaulding- Grandfather of New Archaeology, statistics are no substitute for  thought (8) Problem oriented-  Deductive method of hypothesis testing, induction method of the past
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