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A History of Archaeological Thought - Bruce G Trigger - 1993

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Bruce Trigger's new book is the first ever to examine the history of archaeology from medieval times to the present in world-wide perspective. At once stimulating and even-handed, it places the development of archaeological thought and theory throughout within a broad social and intellectual framework. The successive but interacting trends apparent in archaeological thought are defined and the author seeks to determine the extent to which these trends were a reflection of the personal and collective interests of archaeologists as these relate - in the West at least - to the fluctuating fortunes of the middle classes. While subjective influences have been powerful, Professor Trigger argues that the gradual accumulation of archaeological data has exercised a growing constraint on interpretation. In turn, this has increased the objectivity of archaeological research and enhanced its value for understanding the entire span of human history and the human condition in general.

In very good condition with slight creases on spine, a few small marks on page edges and some discoloration to covers.

Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1.25" (15.2 x 3.1 x 22.8 cm)

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Author(s):
Bruce G Trigger
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9" x 6" x 1.25" (15.2 x 3.1 x 22.8 cm)
Edition:
1993
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
9780521338189
ISBN-13:
9780521338189
Number of pages:
516
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
A History of Archaeological Thought

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Bruce Trigger's new book is the first ever to examine the history of archaeology from medieval times to the present in world-wide perspective. At once stimulating and even-handed, it places the development of archaeological thought and theory throughout within a broad social and intellectual framework. The successive but interacting trends apparent in archaeological thought are defined and the author seeks to determine the extent to which these trends were a reflection of the personal and collective interests of archaeologists as these relate - in the West at least - to the fluctuating fortunes of the middle classes. While subjective influences have been powerful, Professor Trigger argues that the gradual accumulation of archaeological data has exercised a growing constraint on interpretation. In turn, this has increased the objectivity of archaeological research and enhanced its value for understanding the entire span of human history and the human condition in general.

In very good condition with slight creases on spine, a few small marks on page edges and some discoloration to covers.

Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1.25" (15.2 x 3.1 x 22.8 cm)

Author(s):
Bruce G Trigger
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9" x 6" x 1.25" (15.2 x 3.1 x 22.8 cm)
Edition:
1993
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
9780521338189
ISBN-13:
9780521338189
Number of pages:
516
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
A History of Archaeological Thought

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