Analogy in Archaeological Interpretation

  title={Analogy in Archaeological Interpretation},
  author={R. Ascher},
  journal={Southwestern Journal of Anthropology},
  pages={317 - 325}
  • R. Ascher
  • Published 1 December 1961
  • Sociology
  • Southwestern Journal of Anthropology
THE WORK of the archaeologist can be divided into four tasks. First there is the formulation and refinement of concepts; second, data gathering and processing; third, the interpretation of the data, and finally, synthesis. The four tasks are obviously related in an hierarchical scheme: concepts enable meaningful synthesis, synthesis depends on interpretation, and interpretation is ultimately founded on archaeological data. Substantial progress has been made in approaches to the first, second… 

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