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Bread Ovens, Social Networks and Gendered Space: An Ethnoarchaeological Study of Tandir Ovens in Southeastern Anatolia

  • Bradley J. Parker (a1)
Abstract

Ethnoarchaeology has, from its inception, suffered from the lack of a clear theoretical framework to productively link its two constituent parts: ethnography and archaeology. In this paper, I propose a framework that allows the integration of ethnographic and archaeological datasets at various levels of abstraction. I argue that it is only through innovative combinations of ethnography and archaeology, applied with proper caution and disclosure and at explicit levels of abstraction, that ethnoarchaeologists can hope to construct an ethnoarchaeology that is greater than the sum of its parts.

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Desde sus inicios la etnoarqueología sufrió la falta de un marco teórico claro para vincular de manera productiva las dos partes que la constituyen: etnografía y arqueología. En este trabajo se propone un marco que permita la integración de los conjuntos de datos etnográficos y arqueológicos en distintos niveles de abstracción. Sostengo que solo a través de combinaciones innovadoras de etnografía y arqueología, aplicadas con la debida precaución y en niveles explícitos de abstracción, es como los etnoarqueólogos podrán aspirar a construir una etnoarqueología que sea mayor que sólo la suma de sus partes.

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