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  Ethnoarchaeology in the Mediterranean
The experimental construction of a post-framed and wattle-and-daub hut in the Pomak village of Sarakini in upland Rhodope, Thrace, Greece.
Ethnoarchaeology today is a dynamic branch of archaeological inquiry which can offer useful insights into the past.
Either by critically evaluating existing explanatory propositions through the testing of theoretical archaeological and methodological practices or by generating alternative explanations using contemporary ethnographic observations, ethnoarchaeological studies are considered an integral part of present-day archaeological reasoning helping to explore the complexities of human behavior and institutions.
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  Ethnoarchaeology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ethnoarchaeology is the ethnographic study of peoples for archaeological reasons, usually focusing on the material remains of a society, rather than its culture.
Ethnoarchaeology aids archaeologists in reconstructing ancient lifeways by studying the material and non-material traditions of modern societies.
One good example of ethnoarchaeology is that of Brian Hayden (1987), whose team examined the manufacture of Mesoamerican quern-stones, providing valuable insights into the manufacture of prehistoric quern-stones.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ethnoarchaeology   (280 words)

  
 Ethnoarchaeology in Action (Cambridge World Archaeology)
Ethnoarchaeology in Actionlt;brgt;By Nicholas David and Carol Kramerlt;pgt;Reviewed by David A. Barrowcloughlt;brgt;Department of Archaeology and Wolfson College, lt;brgt;University of Cambridge, UK.lt;pgt;Ethnoarchaeology in Action is something of a welcome departure from the usual format of the Cambridge World Archaeology series.
The origin and raison detre of ethnoarchaeology is the recognition of the need for ethnographic material on which to base analogies.
Ethnoarchaeology is defined by the authors as the study of living culture from archaeological perspectives.
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 Ethnoarchaeology in Action (Cambridge World Archaeology)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Ethnoarchaeology in Action is the first and only comprehensive study of ethnoarchaeology, the ethnographic study of living cultures from archaeological perspectives, and is designed for senior undergraduates and above in archaeology and anthropology.
Ethnoarchaeology in Action is something of a welcome departure from the usual format of the Cambridge World Archaeology series.
Ethnoarchaeology in Action by Nicholas David and Carol Kramer represents an optimistic, if not upbeat, take on ethnoarchaeology and its contribution to how archaeologists research and interpret the past.
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 Archaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Archaeology is sometimes referred to as "fossilized human behavior" that is a living record of past life preserved through time through artifacts-or the lack of knowledge of these artifacts.
The idea of ethnoarchaeology can be a very helpful and intriguing tool to the archaeologist when there is a lack of archaeological evidence to support an idea or theory.
So, as archaeologists develop different ways to overcome limitations posed by traditional means the method of ethnoarchaeology steps up to the challenge as a legitimate aid in the science of archaeology.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/archaeology/archaeology/ethnoarchaeology.html   (332 words)

  
 Anthropology 697: Ethnoarchaeology
Of specific interest are three currently debated issues: mobility questions for hunter-gatherers, ceramic ethnoarchaeology, and landscape archaeology.
Ethnoarchaeology in Theory: a new kind of ethnography/ethnology?; the role of analogy
Ethnoarchaeology of Food Producers: Contrasts to field study of hunter-gatherers; special attributes
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~wsayres/anth697.html   (290 words)

  
 Memorium of Carol Kramer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In 1970 she worked with an urban potter in Guatemala and by 1975 was committed to the nascent field of ethnoarchaeology, a scholarly enterprise that uses information about contemporary behavior patterns to interpret archaeological data.
Her edited volume, Ethnoarchaeology: Implications of Ethnography for Archaeology (1979), was a landmark in this field.
Her most recent book, Ethnoarchaeology in Action, co-authored with Nicholas David, 2001, is the standard reference in the field.
web.arizona.edu /~anthro/memorial/carol.html   (969 words)

  
 WKU Anth 366 Ethno and Experimental Archaeology Syllabus
Ethnoarchaeology and Experimental Archaeology introduces students to two common middle-range approaches to interpreting the archaeological record.
Ethnoarchaeology focuses on the study of the material remains of living groups, and experimental archaeology attempts to replicate the production, alteration, or movement of various types of artifacts.
understand the goals of ethnoarchaeology and experimental archaeology within the context of archaeological explanation and interpretation.
www.wku.edu /~darlene.applegate/ethnoarch/syllabus.html   (1190 words)

  
 The Hindu : Book Review : Culture and the past
PAST AND PRESENT — Ethnoarchaeology in India: Edited by Gautam Sengupta, Suchira Roychoudhury and Sujit Som; Pragati Publications in Collaboration with Centre for Archaeological Studies and Training, Eastern India, Kolkata, 4382/4B, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110002.
She goes on to add that such research "cannot be defined as ethnoarchaeology and may be at best left as ethnography." The reviewer would like to add that these do not qualify to be proper ethnography either.
A free and frank review of literature is bound to reveal that ethnoarchaeology in India has come to be like an appendix which has remained away from the main concerns of both archaeologists as also anthropologists.
www.hindu.com /br/2006/10/03/stories/2006100301211500.htm   (814 words)

  
 History of archaeology Prehistoric Archaeology Archaeology Indian archaeology World archaeology Archaeology sites ...
Ethnoarchaeology is the study of modern societies resembling extinct ones of archaeological interest, for archaeological purposes.
It is often difficult to infer solid conclusions about the structure and values of ancient societies from their material remains, not only because objects are mute and say little about those who crafted and used them, but also because not all objects survive to be uncovered by scholars of a later age.
Ethnoarchaeology seeks to determine, for instance, what kinds of objects used in a living settlement are deposited in middens or other places where they may be preserved, and how likely an object is to be discarded near to the place where it was used.
www.greatarchaeology.com /discipline1.htm   (370 words)

  
 Peter Schmidt - Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida
Trained as both an archaeologist and historian, I have researched and written on oral traditions and oral histories as indigenous historiographies-pushing beyond conventional separations of history and prehistory to develop an historical archaeology that examines historical representations and social memory in their multiple expressions.
Ethnoarchaeology has been one of my primary field methods over the last thirty years, with the ethnotechnology of iron production in the forefront.
I am concerned with the theoretical issues embedded within the practice of ethnoarchaeology as well as the capacity of ethnoarchaeology to address symbolic life.
web.anthro.ufl.edu /faculty/Schmidt.shtml   (306 words)

  
 Nic David's Home Page
I retired at the end of December 2001 and have since then been heavily involved in fieldwork in northern Cameroon, once again doing dirt archaeology and investigating what were formerly thought to be stone-built strongholds but now seem more likely to be watch and water towers.
In 2001 we began a new phase of the project that focuses on "Material signatures of practice, agency and world view: the ethnoarchaeology and archaeology of chiefly residences in the Mandara mountains." An edited but not updated selection from our grant application to the SSHRC is available.
For some years I have been accumulating a bibliography of ethnoarchaeology and related studies, partly for purposes of teaching, partly because I was engaged with Carol Kramer in writing, Ethnoarchaeology in Action, and needed a bibliographic data base to work from.
homepages.ucalgary.ca /~ndavid/Homepage   (1794 words)

  
 H-Net Review: Charles C. Kolb on Pottery in Rajasthan: Ethnoarchaeology in Two Indian Cities
Kramer (1979, ed.; 1982) has previously defined the ultimate objective of ethnoarchaeology as an improved understanding of the relationships between patterned behavior and elements of material culture that may be preserved in the archaeological record.
In the case of ceramic ethnoarchaeology (Kramer 1985:77-78), the material culture is pottery and the human behaviors are those of the producers, distributors, sellers, and consumers.
Nonetheless, in spite of the relatively high cost of this handsome volume, the data and conclusions reported in it are valuable contributions to ethnoarchaeology and economic anthropology, and serves to fill in a void in our comprehension of the intricacies of ceramic production and, particularly, its distribution.
www.h-net.msu.edu /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=19892891016105   (3037 words)

  
 ANT 395: Experimental Archaeology and Ethnoarchaeology
Nelson, B. 1981.  Ethnoarchaeology and Paleodemography: A Test of Turner and Lofgren’s Hypothesis.
Vidale, Massimo, Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, and Kuldeep Kumar Bhan 1992.  A Discussion of the Concept of “chaine operatoire”  in the Study of Stratified Societies: Evidence from Ethnoarchaeology and Archaeology.  In Ethnoarcheologie: Justification, Problems, Limites, pp.
Simms, Steven R.  1992.  Ethnoarchaeology: Obnoxious Spectator, Trivial Pursuit, or the Keys to a Time Machine?  In Quandries and Quests: Visions of Archaeology’s Future, edited by LuAnn Wandsnider, pp.
web.grinnell.edu /anthropology/Syllabi/ANT395Kamp.htm   (942 words)

  
 Ethnoarchaeology in Action (Cambridge World Archaeology) - Interactive Reviews
The authors present an excellent review of the scope and relevance of the discipline, of what has been achieved, almost all notably in the theoretical approaches of the 1980s and 1990s, and what is left to be done.
The range and approaches to problems that can be accommodated under the banner of ethnoarchaeology is large, as it draws upon science, social science and the humanities.
Adopting a topical approach to the material by subject area, case-studies are offered, which supply ample coverage of the various subjects: fauna and subsistence, artefacts and style, architecture and settlement structure, craft production, trade and exchange, mortuary practices and beliefs.
www.interactivereviews.com /product/0521667798   (815 words)

  
 ANT 395: Experimental Archaeology and Ethnoarchaeology
Nelson, B. 1981.  Ethnoarchaeology and Paleodemography: A Test of Turner and Lofgren’s Hypothesis.
Vidale, Massimo, Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, and Kuldeep Kumar Bhan 1992.  A Discussion of the Concept of “chaine operatoire”  in the Study of Stratified Societies: Evidence from Ethnoarchaeology and Archaeology.  In Ethnoarcheologie: Justification, Problems, Limites, pp.
Simms, Steven R.  1992.  Ethnoarchaeology: Obnoxious Spectator, Trivial Pursuit, or the Keys to a Time Machine?  In Quandries and Quests: Visions of Archaeology’s Future, edited by LuAnn Wandsnider, pp.
www.grinnell.edu /anthropology/Syllabi/ANT395Kamp.htm   (942 words)

  
 Ethnoarchaeology in Action - Cambridge University Press
Ethnoarchaeology first developed as the study of ethnographic material culture from archaeological perspectives.
Ten topical chapters consider formation processes, subsistence, the study of artefacts and style, settlement systems, site structure and architecture, specialist craft production, trade and exchange, and mortuary practices and ideology.
Ethnoarchaeology in Action concludes with ethnoarchaeology’s contributions actual and potential, and with a look at its place within anthropology.
www.cambridge.org /catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521661056   (227 words)

  
 Ethnoarchaology Bibliography Introduction
The fourth version of the ethnoarchaeology bibliography celebrates the first time in my retirement from teaching and admin that I have had time to do anything about my website.
Because the primary purpose of the bibliography is to provide access to ethnoarchaeological materials, a reference that combines ethnoarchaeology with another discipline will be classified as ‘ea’ so long as its ethnoarchaeological content is significant.
If a work is primarily ethnoarchaeology but includes a significant experimental archaeology element, I have added /ex to the keywords after the first three.
www.ucalgary.ca /~ndavid/Homepage/ethnarky.htm   (743 words)

  
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Ethnoarchaeology is examined as a methodology and a means of linking modern observations with interpretations of prehistoric behavior and its implications for human evolution.
In: C.Kramer, ed., Ethnoarchaeology: Implications of Ethnography for Archaeology, pp.59-74.
Greaves, R.D. 1996 Ethnoarchaeology of wild root collection among savanna foragers of Venezuela.
www.uiowa.edu /~zooarch/hgsyll.html   (2079 words)

  
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 Ethnoarchaeology
Awatimark: The Ethnoarchaeology of an Andean Herding Community
Pottery in Rajasthan: Ethnoarchaeology in Two Indian Cities
The Sowing and the Dawning: Termination, Dedication, and Transformation in the Archaeological and Ethnographic Record of Mesoamerica
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 Latin American Antiquity: Ethnoarchaeology of Andean South America: Contributions to Archaeological Method and Theory.
Latin American Antiquity: Ethnoarchaeology of Andean South America: Contributions to Archaeological Method and Theory.
Ethnoarchaeology of Andean South America: Contributions to Archaeological Method and Theory.
An alternative subtitle could easily be "Contributions to South Andean Ethnoarchaeology," as all the studies take place in Argentina and southern Bolivia.
calbears.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_hb1423/is_200203/ai_n5790371   (277 words)

  
 Ethnoarchaeology among Australian Aborigines
and Brian Hayden (Eds.), Ethnoarchaeology among the Highland Maya of Chiapas, Mexico.
The structure of material systems: Ethnoarchaeology in the Maya Highlands.
"Ethnoarchaeology and intrasite spatial analysis: a case study from the Australian Western Desert." In Intrasite spatial analysis in archaeology, edited by Harold Hietala.
www.sfu.ca /archaeology/dept/fac_bio/hayden/pubs/eaaa.htm   (298 words)

  
 BookkooB: Ethnoarchaeology in the Zinder Region, Republic of Niger -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
BookkooB: Ethnoarchaeology in the Zinder Region, Republic of Niger -
Ethnoarchaeology in the Zinder Region, Republic of Niger
View other editions of Ethnoarchaeology in the Zinder Region, Republic of Niger.
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 ethnoarchaeology
There is clearly vast potential in southern Sudan, as in many other parts of the country to undertake ethno-archaeological research (for an interesting study in western Sudan, see N. Tobert 1988.
The Ethnoarchaeology of the Zaghawa of Darfur (Sudan).
A number of such studies have appeared in the BIEA journal Azania and a BIEA Memoir edited by John Mack and Peter Robertshaw ('Culture History in Southern Sudan ' 1982).
www.spicey.demon.co.uk /Nubianpage/ethnoarchaeology.html   (587 words)

  
 Faculty - Dept. of Anthropology - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - The University of Iowa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Topics of interest and research include the study of modern hunter/gatherers, ethnoarchaeology and zooarchaeology.
Hunter/gatherer ethnoarchaeology offers us avenues for interpreting the behavior of our prehistoric ancestors.
We need to understand the broad range of adaptive possibilities in widely varying or fluctuating environments before we can begin to try to model past subistence and social systems.
www.uiowa.edu /~anthro/facpages/enloe.htm   (678 words)

  
 Antiquity : Continuities and discontinuities: archaeology and ethnoarchaeology in the heart of the Eastern Bororo ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Antiquity : Continuities and discontinuities: archaeology and ethnoarchaeology in the heart of the Eastern Bororo territory, Mato Grosso, Brazil.(Special Section: Issues in Brazilian Archaeology) @ HighBeam Research
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