By Philip Duke, Michael C. Wilson, Richard A. Krause, Dr. Alice Beck Kehoe, James Brooks, Larry J. Zimmerman, David W. Benn, Patricia J. O'Brian, Monica B. Weimer, Neil A. Mirau, Miranda Warburton, Melissa A. Connor, Ian Hodder, Mary K. Whelan
This quantity provides a sequence of essays, written by means of Plains students of numerous learn pursuits and backgrounds, that practice postprocessual ways to the answer of present difficulties in Plains archaeology. Postprocessual archaeology is visible as a possible car for integrating culture-historical, processual, and postmodernist ways to resolve particular archaeological problems.The participants deal with particular interpretive difficulties in all of the significant areas of the North American Plains, examine varied Plains societies (including hunter-gatherers and farmers and their linked archaeological records), and view the political content material of archaeology in such fields as gender experiences and cultural source administration. They steer clear of a programmatic adherence to a unmarried paradigm, arguing as an alternative mature archaeology will use assorted theories, tools, and methods to resolve particular empirical difficulties. via averting over the top infatuation with the right kind medical technique, this quantity addresses questions that experience usually been labeled as past archaeological investigations. members inlcude: Philip Duke, Michael C. Wilson, Alice B. Kehoe, Larry J. Zimmerman, Mary okay. Whelan, Patricia J. O'Brien, Monica Bargielski Weimer, David W. Benn, Richard A. Krause, James F. Brooks, Neil A. Mirau, Miranda Warburton, Melissa A. Connor, and Ian Hodder
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Beyond Subsistence: Plains Archaeology and the Postprocessual Critique by Philip Duke, Michael C. Wilson, Richard A. Krause, Dr. Alice Beck Kehoe, James Brooks, Larry J. Zimmerman, David W. Benn, Patricia J. O'Brian, Monica B. Weimer, Neil A. Mirau, Miranda Warburton, Melissa A. Connor, Ian Hodder, Mary K. Whelan