Ethnoarchaeology: A Non Historical Science of Reference Necessary for Interpreting the Past

@article{Roux2007EthnoarchaeologyAN,
  title={Ethnoarchaeology: A Non Historical Science of Reference Necessary for Interpreting the Past},
  author={Valentine Roux},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory},
  year={2007},
  volume={14},
  pages={153-178}
}
  • V. Roux
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory
Ethnoarchaeology appears nowadays as a poorly formulated field. However, it could become a real science of reference for interpreting the past if it was focused upon well-founded cross-cultural correlates, linking material culture with static and dynamic phenomena. For this purpose, such correlates have to be studied in terms of explanatory mechanisms. Cross-cultural correlates correspond to those regularities where explanatory mechanisms invoke universals. These universals can be studied by… Expand
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