Thoughts in Circles: Kulturkreislehre as a Hidden Paradigm in Past and Present Archaeological Interpretations

@inproceedings{RebaySalisbury2011ThoughtsIC,
  title={Thoughts in Circles: Kulturkreislehre as a Hidden Paradigm in Past and Present Archaeological Interpretations},
  author={K. Rebay-Salisbury},
  year={2011}
}
Nineteenth century ideas and theoretical concepts have shaped past and current understandings of prehistory in Europe. Reflecting on research history can therefore illuminate why we believe to know what we believe to know about the past. The Kulturkreislehre (theory of cultural circles), a branch of the German cultural–historical school of thought in anthropology, dominated interpretations of ethnology as well as prehistory at the beginning of the twentieth century gaining particular influence… Expand
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