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Unit issues in archaeology : measuring time, space, and material /

The relativity of measurement is one of the paradoxes of science. Even as we seek evidence to explain the world around us, the nature of that knowledge depends on our tools. The apparent inconsistency between what we know and how and what we measure points to the importance of scientific method as a...

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Other Authors: Ramenofsky, Ann F. 1942-, Steffen, Anastasia, 1963-
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, ℗♭1998.
Series: Foundations of archaeological inquiry.
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Table of Contents:
  • pt. I. Introduction. 1. Units as Tools of Measurement / Ann F. Ramenofsky and Anastasia Steffen
  • pt. II. Time. 2. Projectile Point Types as Valid Chronological Units / Charlotte Beck. 3. Testing the Pecos Classification / Heidi E. Reed and John R. Stein. 4. The "Folsom Problem" / Philippe D. LeTourneau. 5. The Illusion of Time / Ann F. Ramenofsky
  • pt. III. Space. 6. Regional Scale Processes and Archaeological Landscape Units / LuAnn Wandsnider. 7. On Reliability, Validity, and Scale in Obsidian Sourcing Research / Richard E. Hughes. 8. Units in Chemistry-Based Ceramic Provenance Investigations / Hector Neff
  • pt. IV. Material. 9. A View to the Core: Technological Units and Debitage Analysis / Anastasia Steffen, Elizabeth J. Skinner and Peter W. Ainsworth. 10. Ceramic Wares and Types Assessing: H.S. Colton's Ceramic Concepts / Ruth E. Lambert. 11. Theory, Measurement, and Explanation: Variable Shapes in Poverty Point Objects / Christopher Pierce.