A Critique of Archaeological Reason : Structural, Digital and Philosophical Aspects of the Excavated Record / Giorgio Buccellati.Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017Description: xviii, 392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781107046535 (hardback); 9781107665484 (paperback)Subject(s): Archaeology | Reason | Archaeology -- Methodology | Archaeology -- Philosophy | Digital media | Excavations (Archaeology)DDC classification: 930.1 LOC classification: CC175 | .B83 2017
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 358-375) and index.
Introduction -- Part One. Fundamentals -- Archaeology and grammar -- Categorization -- The search for objectivity -- Part Two. Analysis -- Stratigraphic analysis -- Typological analysis -- Integrative analysis -- Part Three. The Reassembled Construct -- The invention of a site -- The physical record -- The referential record -- Part Four. The Privileged Venue -- Digital thought -- Digital text -- The archaeological record -- Part Five. The Wider Frame -- The relevance of structure -- The critical approach -- Hermeneutics -- Conclusion.
"The inquiry into the nature of archaeology and its theoretical presuppositions leads to unexpected results. The question about its nature is a question about distinctiveness: what is unique about the discipline that sets it apart from the others? The question about theoretical presuppositions relates to the conditions that make this distinctiveness possible: what is the frame of reference within which such uniqueness can best be understood? Unexpected results emerge when one sees archaeological reason emerge as an independent dimension of human reason and become a mode of thought. As such, it affects the way in which we view reality, so that the theoretical presuppositions loom even larger, and require a correspondingly fuller elaboration"-- Provided by publisher.
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