By Ethan Cochrane, Andrew Gardner (editors)

This selection of unique articles compares a variety of key archaeological topics—agency, violence, social teams, diffusion—from evolutionary and interpretive views. those strands signify the main present theoretical poles within the self-discipline. through evaluating and contrasting the insights they supply into significant archaeological subject matters, this quantity demonstrates the significance of theoretical frameworks in archaeological interpretations. bankruptcy authors speak about appropriate Darwinian or interpretive conception with brief archaeological and anthropological case reviews to demonstrate the great conclusions produced. The e-book will improve debate and give a contribution to a greater realizing of the pursuits and examine suggestions that contain those precise study traditions.

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VanPool. 1999. The scientific nature of postprocessualism. American Antiquity 64(1):33–53. ———. 2003a. Introduction: Method, theory and the essential tension. In T. L. VanPool and C. S. ), Essential Tensions in Archaeological Method and Theory, 1–4. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. ———. 2003b. Agency and evolution: The role of intended and unintended consequences of action. In T. L. VanPool and C. S. ), Essential Tensions in Archaeological Method and Theory, 89–113. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.

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Andrew Gardner, Carl Lipo, Terry Hunt, Alex Mesoudi and Michael O’Brien also made valuable comments on this chapter. References Atran, S. 2001. The trouble with memes: Inference versus imitation in cultural creation. Human Nature: An Interdisciplinary Biosocial Perspective 12:351–81. Aunger, R. 2000. Introduction. In R. ), Darwinizing Culture, 1–23. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ———. 2002. The Electric Meme. New York: Free Press. , and V. Curtis. 2008. Kinds of behaviour. Biology and Philosophy 23:317–45.

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