Item description for Systematics in Prehistory by Robert C. Dunnell...
Originally published in 1971.
It soon became an essential book for anyone who wished to understand the principles of classification and how they are applied in archaeology. The book clarifies differences among the various kinds of classification (paradigmatic, taxonomic) and discusses the appropriate uses of each. It also discusses groups and grouping devices and how they differ from classification. This continues to be an area of considerable confusion in archaeology.
This book is as useful to graduate students and professionals in archaeology now as it was 30 years ago. Its materials have not become dated nor have they been superceded by more recent treatments. This work remains a crucial foundation for knowledgeable application of systematics in archaeology.
Dunnell's primary goal was to develop a conceptual framework for the study of prehistory based on systematics. Part I of the book provides and introduction to systematics. Here Dunnell builds a precise and beautifully consistent structure of concepts applicable to phenomena in general. Part II proceeds to illustrate the application of systematics to prehistory. The treatment is concise and rigorous.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2002
Publisher The Blackburn Press
ISBN 1930665288 ISBN13 9781930665286
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More About Robert C. Dunnell
Dunnell is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington.
Robert C. Dunnell currently resides in the state of Missouri. Robert C. Dunnell was born in 1942.