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What is the ‘process’ in cultural process and in processual archaeology? (d)

(being continued from 12/03/19) SHIFTING MEANINGS OF CULTURAL PROCESSI suspect that what made the concept of cultural process difficult to discuss in the 1970sand 1980s was that it was a ‘vogue word’ – a word that was used to show … Continue reading

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What is the ‘process’ in cultural process and in processual archaeology? (c)

(being continued from 24/02/18) WHAT IS A CULTURAL PROCESS IN PROCESSUAL ARCHAEOLOGY? Willey and Sabloff (1993: 221) believe that the ‘central concern [of processual archaeol-ogists] was the elucidation of cultural processes’, new archaeologists of the 1960s ‘felt thatthe time had … Continue reading

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What is the ‘process’ in cultural process and in processual archaeology? (b)

(being continued from 13/03/17) PRE-PROCESSUAL ARCHAEOLOGYThe programmatic literature produced by processual archaeologists during the 1960sand 1970s gives the impression that earlier archaeologists were doing descriptive historyand were not interested in cultural processes (e.g. Binford, 1968a, 1968b; Flannery,1967; Judge, 1982; Watson … Continue reading

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What is the ‘process’ in cultural process and in processual archaeology? (a)

AbstractThe concept of ‘cultural process’ has been of interest to anthropologists since the late19th century. Franz Boas indicated that investigating cultural processes was central toanthropology, but his failure to define the concept set a disciplinary precedent. Processhas seldom been discussed … Continue reading

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