Philosophy of archaeology: Current issues

  title={Philosophy of archaeology: Current issues},
  author={Merrilee H. Salmon},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Research},
Recent literature reflects continuing concern with problems such as explanation, skepticism, and objective knowledge. Some authors urge archaeologists to abandon “positivism” in favor of new “philosophical” approaches, such as feminism, Marxism, hermeneutics, and critical theory. Ethical issues have received increased attention as archaeologists have become involved in determining public policy with regard to disposition of artifacts and uncovering of human burials. 
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