Vere Gordon Childe and American Anthropology

@article{Peace1988VereGC,
  title={Vere Gordon Childe and American Anthropology},
  author={W. Peace},
  journal={Journal of Anthropological Research},
  year={1988},
  volume={44},
  pages={417 - 433}
}
  • W. Peace
  • Published 1988
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Anthropological Research
Vere Gordon Childe's academic career has recently attracted a considerable amount of attention, which has been characterized by Tringham as the "let-us-know-Childe-better movement." These publications have failed to address adequately the broader cultural traditions within which Childe and other archaeologists had to operate, specifically social, political, and economic assumptions. In this paper I focus on these broader issues, particularly contemporary politics and Marxism, and examine the… Expand
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