By Arkadiusz Marciniak, Nurcan Yalman

Contesting Ethnoarchaeologies offers a scientific evaluation of significant non-American traditions of ethnoarchaeology, with a selected specialize in Europe and Asia. It explores all levels in their study time table. those ethnoarchaeologies have been embedded in theoretical traditions of neighborhood archaeologies. furthermore, ethnoarchaeological reviews conducted in those various settings certain a variety of assorted concerns and addressed a variety of questions of protecting every type of alternative concerns. therefore, completed effects and knowledge were mostly idiosyncratic and hardly ever appropriate. therefore, this quantity goals not just to conceptualize features of those various ethnoarchaeologies yet extra importantly positioned them in a broader context of the improvement of archaeology in numerous components of Europe and Asia. The participants to the quantity show their very own assorted perspectives at the cognitive and interpretative price of ethnoarchaeology for learning prehistoric previous, in line with specific circumstances of expertise and learn. As such, the amount is not just a useful assessment of diverse ethnoarchaeological practices in numerous elements of the zone, but additionally an important contribution to the background of archaeological idea. this angle shall make the ebook of wider applicability and make attainable to place up ethnoarchaeology as an immanent and demanding component of archaeological theory.

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Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 7(3), 187–218. 2 Ethnoarchaeology in France: Trends and Perspectives 33 Gosselain, O. (2002). Poteries du Cameroun méridional: Styles techniques et rapports à l'identité. Paris: CNRS Editions. Gosselain, O. P. (2008). Mother Bella was not a Bella. Inherited and transformed traditions in Southwestern Niger. In M. Stark, B. Bower, & L. ), Cultural transmission and material culture. Breaking down boundaries (pp. 150–177). Tucson: Arizona University Press.

It is according to this postulate that F. David and Cl. Karlin embarked on ethnoarchaeological researches in Siberia (Karlin, Tchesnokov, David, & Diachenko, 1997, David & Karlin 2003). ” They considered that the modern reindeer cultures from Siberia could provide an in-depth understanding of the relationships between humans and reindeers, given an analogy of socio-economic symbiosis between humans and animals. Their observations helped them mainly in putting “flesh” on the archaeological pattern of Magdalenian camps by proposing functional and behavioural regularities proper to reindeer cultures (in other words, in similar 2 Ethnoarchaeology in France: Trends and Perspectives 27 socio-economic contexts, if similar patterns of remains, then similar functions and behaviours).

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