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Archaeological Anthropology

Master's Theses

1978

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The Lithic Assemblage Of The Hacklander Site, Allegan County, Michigan, Jerrel H. Sorensen Dec 1978

The Lithic Assemblage Of The Hacklander Site, Allegan County, Michigan, Jerrel H. Sorensen

Master's Theses

Introduction

Orientation

In A History of American Archaeology Willey and Sabloff (1974) outline the development of archaeological method and theory in the Western Hemisphere. The authors defined 5 periods through which they traced advances in archaeology from the time Europe first discovered the New World. Each other these periods is characterized by certain attitudes and orientations toward archaeological data. Old ideas changed as new information, new tools of discovery, and new ways of interpretation and explanation transformed archaeology into what it is today.

Archaeologists are now in the Explanatory Period (Willey and Sabloff 1974:178). This period's theoretical orientation ...


Archeological Site Survey Of The Lower Kalamazoo River Basin: Results Of The 1976 Field Season, Phillip D. Neusius Dec 1978

Archeological Site Survey Of The Lower Kalamazoo River Basin: Results Of The 1976 Field Season, Phillip D. Neusius

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Ethnography For Archaeology: A Functional Interpretation Of An Upper Great Lakes Prehistoric Fishing Artifact, Donald E. Weston Aug 1978

Ethnography For Archaeology: A Functional Interpretation Of An Upper Great Lakes Prehistoric Fishing Artifact, Donald E. Weston

Master's Theses

Introduction and Problem

One of the basic and challenging tasks in archaeology is the interpretation of artifacts and the reconstruction of prehistoric cultures. Difficulties arise primarily because (1) not all past human behavior is manifest in the archaeological record, and (2) that which remains is only adequately represented. Our success at understanding prehistory is further limited by differential preservation, lack of representative samples, and loss of contextual data. Even with the use of sophisticated recovery techniques, vigorous analysis, and statistical manipulation it is seldom possible to arrive at neat reconstructions. Prehistory is, after all, the indirect study of human behavior ...


The Ceramics Of The Sand Point Site (20bg14) Baraga County, Michigan: A Preliminary Description, Lawrence G. Dorothy Apr 1978

The Ceramics Of The Sand Point Site (20bg14) Baraga County, Michigan: A Preliminary Description, Lawrence G. Dorothy

Master's Theses

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