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The explanation of culture change: models in prehistory; proceedings. Edited by Colin Renfrew.

; Renfrew, Colin, 1937- editor
[Pittsburgh] University of Pittsburgh Press [1973] .
ISBN 9780822911111, 0822911116

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Other Authors Renfrew, Colin, 1937-
Subjects Antiquities, Prehistoric -- Congresses.
Antiquities, Prehistoric.
Archaeology -- Methodology -- Congresses.
Archaeology -- Methodology.
Archéologie -- Méthodologie -- Congrès.
Changement social -- Congrès.
Prehistoric peoples -- Congresses.
Prehistoric peoples.
Préhistoire -- Congrès.
Social change -- Congresses.
Social change.
Description xv, 788 pages illustrations 26 cm
Copyright Date [1973]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents A paradigmatic view of prehistory / Gene Sterud -- Questions of theory in the explanation of culture change in prehistory / Frank Hole -- Illusion and meaning / Humphrey Case -- Explanations and models : the prehistorian as philosopher of science and the prehistorian as excavator of the past / Patty Jo Watson -- Epistemology and culture tradition theory / Desmond Collins -- Do cultures exist? / D.H. Mellor -- The biological basis of culture / Warwick Bray -- The explanatory value of the concept of adaptation in studies of culture change / Philip Burnham -- Theoretical and methodological aspects of data recovery / D.H. French -- The automatic processing of the results of an excavation at a prehistoric site -- examination of occupation areas / L. Bourrelly -- Spatial analysis of Palaeolithic occupation areas / Robert Whallon Jr. -- Some problems in the quantitative interpretation of ceramic data / Jenifer Keighley -- The tactical use of models in archaeology -- the SHERD project / C.R. Orton -- Methodological aspects of the segmentation and characterization of textual data in archaeology / J. Virbel -- Explanation in archaeology -- a computer experiment / James Doran -- On the reflection of cultural changes in artifact materials, with special regard to the study of innovation contrasted with type stability / Peder Mortensen -- A multivariate analysis of late Palaeolithic assemblages in Italy / R. Pollnac and A.J. Ammerman -- Measuring the differences between archaeological assemblages / L.M. Groube and J. Chappell -- The study of fibulae (safety pins) / John Alexander -- Higher level archaeological entities : models and reality / Bohumil Soudský -- Limitations on archaeological typologies and on models of social systems / Richard A. Watson -- On the chronology and contemporaneity of different Palaeolithic cultures in France / François Bordes -- Interassemblage variability -- the Mousterian and the 'functional ' argument / Lewis R. Binford -- The character of the Middle-Upper Palaeolithic transition in south-west France / P.A. Mellars -- On Upper Palaeolithic society, ecology and technological change : the Noaillian case / Nicholas David -- Measurable long term variations in some Old Stone Age sequences / C.B.M. McBurney -- Style, function and artifact variability in Palaeolithic assemblages / James R. Sackett -- The neolithisation of Europe : a chronological and ecological approach / Paul M. Dolukhanov -- A population model for the diffusion of early farming in Europe / A.J. Ammerman and L.L. Cavalli-Sforza -- Cultural and economic change in the prehistory of central Italy / Graeme Barker -- Prehistoric culture change in the intermontane plateau of western North America / C.M. Nelson -- The prehistory of tropical agriculture : an ethnoecological model / David R. Harris -- The interpretation of change in European prehistory / A.G. Sherratt -- Early urban evolution and settlement patterns in the Indo-Iranian borderland / Maurizio Tosi -- Population shift and the rise of Mesopotamian civilization / McGuire Gibson -- Ethology of social change / Vernon Reynolds -- Archaeology and ethnography / Bryony Orme -- On some methodological misconceptions / D.H. Mellor -- Social systems theory and a village community in France / Robert Layton -- Islands as laboratories of culture change / J.D. Evans -- Culture and change in the Isles of Scilly / Paul Ashbee -- The evolutionary model of human society and its application to certain early farming populations of western Europe / A.P. Phillips -- Monuments, mobilization and social organization in Neolithic Wessex / Colin Renfrew -- Grave types and related burial practices during the Cycladic early Bronze Age / Christos Doumas -- Wealth and social structure as reflected in bronze age burials -- a quantitative approach / Klavs Randsborg -- Models for the development of the Wessex culture / Andrew Fleming -- Modes of exchange and the incentives for trade, with reference to later European prehistory / M.J. Rowlands -- Models for Maya trade / Norman Hammond -- An analysis of cultural relations in Neolithic north-central Europe based on copper ornaments / Barbara Ottaway -- The earliest towns in peninsular Italy / Ruth D. Whitehouse -- Classification and culture change in late post-Pleistocene South Africa / Robin M. Derricourt -- Factors affecting language change / R.A. Crossland -- Lexicostatistics and African languages / J. Carnochan -- Laws, systems of law, and the explanation of observed variation / Fred Plog -- The nature of scientific laws and their relation to law-building in archaeology / E. Gary Stickel and Joseph L. Chartkoff -- Two models of sociocultural systems and their implications for the archaeological study of change / John J. Wood and R.G. Matson -- Systems analysis : a comment / R.J.C. Munton -- Marxism, the systemic approach, and archaeology / Leo S. Klejn -- Correlation and casual inference: a case study / Jack Goody -- Multivariate approach to understanding changes in an early farming community in southeast Anatolia / Charles L. Redman -- Factors determining the variability of the Corded Ware culture / Evžen Neustupný -- Models for mobile Maya : a variety of constraints / William L. Rathje -- Concluding address / Edmund Leach.
Genre Conference proceedings.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)877693
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