A History Of Archaeological Thought

Author: Bruce G. Trigger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521840767
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Bruce Trigger examines the history of archaeological thought from medieval times to the present in world-wide perspective.

A History Of Archaeological Thought

Author: Bruce G. Trigger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107717620
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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.

A History Of Archaeological Thought

Author: Bruce G. Trigger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521338189
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Examining the history of archaeology from medieval times to the present, this book places the development of archaeological thought and theory within a broad social and intellectual framework. The successive but interacting trends apparent in archaeological thought are defined and the author determines the extent to which these trends reflect the personal and collective interests of archaeologists. He argues that while subjective influences have been powerful, 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.

Hadrian S Wall

Author: David J. Breeze
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ISBN: 9781873124673
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Archaeological Theory

Author: Matthew Johnson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444360418
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Archaeological Theory, 2nd Edition is the most current and comprehensive introduction to the field available. Thoroughly revised and updated, this engaging text offers students an ideal entry point to the major concepts and ongoing debates in archaeological research. New edition of a popular introductory text that explores the increasing diversity of approaches to archaeological theory Features more extended coverage of 'traditional' or culture-historical archaeology Examines theory across the English-speaking world and beyond Offers greatly expanded coverage of evolutionary theory, divided into sociocultural and Darwinist approaches Includes an expanded glossary, bibliography, and useful suggestions for further readings

Archaeological Theory Today

Author: Ian Hodder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 074568100X
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Now in a revised and updated second edition, this volume provides an authoritative account of the current status of archaeological theory, as presented by some of its major exponents and innovators over recent decades. It summarizes the latest developments in the field and looks to its future, exploring some of the cutting-edge ideas at the forefront of the discipline. The volume captures the diversity of contemporary archaeological theory. Some authors argue for an approach close to the natural sciences, others for an engagement with cultural debate about representation of the past. Some minimize the relevance of culture to societal change, while others see it as central; some focus on the contingent and the local, others on long-term evolution. While few practitioners in theoretical archaeology would today argue for a unified disciplinary approach, the authors in this volume increasingly see links and convergences between their perspectives. The volume also reflects archaeology's new openness to external influences, as well as the desire to contribute to wider debates. The contributors examine ways in which archaeological evidence contributes to theories of evolutionary psychology, as well as to the social sciences in general, where theories of social relationships, agency, landscape and identity are informed by the long-term perspective of archaeology. The new edition of Archaeological Theory Today will continue to be essential reading for students and scholars in archaeology and in the social sciences more generally.

Understanding Early Civilizations

Author: Bruce G. Trigger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521822459
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This book offers the first detailed comparative study of the seven best-documented early civilizations: ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, Shang China, the Aztecs and adjacent peoples in the Valley of Mexico, the Classic Maya, the Inka, and the Yoruba. Unlike previous studies, equal attention is paid to similarities and differences in their sociopolitical organization, economic systems, religion, and culture. Many of this study's findings are surprising and provocative. Agricultural systems, technologies, and economic behaviour turn out to have been far more diverse than was expected. These findings and many others challenge not only current understandings of early civilizations but also the theoretical foundations of modern archaeology and anthropology. The key to understanding early civilizations lies not in their historical connections but in what they can tell us about similarities and differences in human behaviour.

Reading The Past

Author: Ian Hodder
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521528849
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In 'Reading the Past', the authors argue that archaeologists must bring to bear a variety of perspectives in the task of constructing meaning from the past. This third edition includes new material on feminist archaeology, historical approaches such as cultural history, and theories of discourse and signs.

Archaeological Theory In The New Millennium

Author: Oliver J. T. Harris
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317497457
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Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium provides an account of the changing world of archaeological theory and a challenge to more traditional narratives of archaeological thought. It charts the emergence of the new emphasis on relations as well as engaging with other current theoretical trends and the thinkers archaeologists regularly employ. Bringing together different strands of global archaeological theory and placing them in dialogue, the book explores the similarities and differences between different contemporary trends in theory while also highlighting potential strengths and weaknesses of different approaches. Written in a way to maximise its accessibility, in direct contrast to many of the sources on which it draws, Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium is an essential guide to cutting-edge theory for students and for professionals wishing to reacquaint themselves with this field.

Pediatric Neurology Part I

Author: Yehezkel Ben-Ari
Publisher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
ISBN: 0128077506
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Cortical maturation is associated with a series of developmental programs encompassing neuronal and network-driven patterns. Thus, voltage-gated and synapse-driven ionic currents are very different in immature and adult neurons with slower kinetics in the former than in the latter. These features are neuron and developmental stage dependent. GABA, which is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in adult brain, depolarizes and excites immature neurons and its actions are thought to exert a trophic role in developmental processes. Networks follow a parallel sequence with voltage-gated calcium currents followed by calcium plateaux and synapse-driven patterns in vitro. In vivo, early activity exhibits discontinuous temporal organization with alternating bursts. Early cortical patterns are driven by sensory input from the periphery providing a basis for activity-dependent modulation of the cortical networks formation. These features and notably the excitatory GABA underlie the high susceptibility of immature neurons to seizures. Alterations of these sequences play a central role in developmental malformations, notably migration disorders and associated neurological sequelae.