The Use of Historic Analogs in Archaeology

  title={The Use of Historic Analogs in Archaeology},
  author={Robert Livingston Schuyler},
Historical sources are a potentially rich and as yet almost untouched source of specific and general analogies for use in archaeological interpretation. In particular, certain unique sources, such as Diderot's Encyclopedie, offer many specific examples, but more generally history offers the archaeologist the chance to formulate broad analogies dealing with basic questions of cultural evolution. ALTHOUGH the use of analogy in archaeological interpretation has always been a primary concern for… CONTINUE READING


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