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A History of Archaeological Thought

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In its original edition, Bruce Trigger's book was the first ever to examine the history of archaeological thought from medieval times to the present in world-wide perspective. Now, in this new edition, he both updates the original work and introduces new archaeological perspectives and concerns. 

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.

This book has some shelf wear and its spine is slightly sunned. The front cover and several of the initial pages have been dogeared at the top. Some pages have been marked with lines in the margin in pen and pencil. Otherwise, the pages are clean and the binding is firm.

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Author(s):
Trigger, Bruce
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
229x153x39
EAN-13:
9780521600491
Edition:
2nd Edition, 2006
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521600491
ISBN-13:
9780521600491
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
710
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
A History of Archaeological Thought

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In its original edition, Bruce Trigger's book was the first ever to examine the history of archaeological thought from medieval times to the present in world-wide perspective. Now, in this new edition, he both updates the original work and introduces new archaeological perspectives and concerns. 

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.

This book has some shelf wear and its spine is slightly sunned. The front cover and several of the initial pages have been dogeared at the top. Some pages have been marked with lines in the margin in pen and pencil. Otherwise, the pages are clean and the binding is firm.

Author(s):
Trigger, Bruce
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
229x153x39
EAN-13:
9780521600491
Edition:
2nd Edition, 2006
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521600491
ISBN-13:
9780521600491
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
710
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
A History of Archaeological Thought

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