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Pattern of the Past
Studies in the Honour of David Clarke


Ian Hodder, George Dalton, William Longacre, Roland Flectcher, Glynn Isaac, Robert Foley, Les Groube, Fred Hamond, Paul Wilkinson, Andrew Sherratt, Paul Halstead, John Parkington, Christopher Tilley, Robert Chapman, Ann Ellison
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  • Date Published: April 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521108430

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  • David Clarke was until his death in 1976 'the acknowledged leader in Britain of the 'new wave' of archaeological thinking'. His work concentrated on the establishment of explicit theory and logic in archaeological method and the contributions to this volume demonstrate how vital was his inspiration and reflect its diversity. The contributors follow his lead in searching for ways of discovering and interpreting patterns, including spatial, economic and social patterns in the archaeological record of past human life. The studies in this book were all commissioned and have not appeared elsewhere. The book will be of importance for archaeologists and of interest to anthropologists and those concerned with the general methodology of the social sciences.

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    • Date Published: April 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521108430
    • length: 456 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.72kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: towards a mature archaeology Ian Hodder
    Part I. Ethnographic models: pre-depositional theory:
    1. Anthropological models in archaeological perspective George Dalton
    2. Kalinga pottery: an ethnoarchaeological study William Longacre
    3. Society, economy and culture: an ethnographic case study amongst the Lozi Ian Hodder
    4. People and space: a case study on material behaviour Roland Flectcher
    Part II. Settlement Pattern: despositional, post-depositional and analytical theory:
    5. Stone Age visiting cards: approaches to the study of early land use patterns Glynn Isaac
    6. Off-site archaeology: an alternative approach for the short-sited Robert Foley
    7. Black holes in British prehistory: the analysis of settlement distributions Les Groube
    8. The colonisation of Europe: the analysis of settlement processes Fred Hamond
    Part III. Subsistence Pattern: analytical and interpretive theory:
    9. Population, resources and explanation in prehistory Paul Wilkinson
    10. Plough and pastoralism: aspects of the secondary products revolution Andrew Sherratt
    11. Counting sheep in Neolithic and Bronze Age Greece Paul Halstead
    12. The effects of environmental change on the scheduling of visits to the Elands Bay Cave, Cape Province S.A John Parkington
    Part IV. Social Pattern: analytical and interpretive theory:
    13. Conceptual frameworks for the explanation of sociocultural change Christopher Tilley
    14. Archaeological theory and communal burial in prehistoric Europe Robert Chapman
    15. Towards a socioeconomic model for the Middle Bronze Age in southern England Ann Ellison

  • Editors

    Ian Hodder, Stanford University, California

    Glynn Isaac

    Norman Hammond


    Ian Hodder, George Dalton, William Longacre, Roland Flectcher, Glynn Isaac, Robert Foley, Les Groube, Fred Hamond, Paul Wilkinson, Andrew Sherratt, Paul Halstead, John Parkington, Christopher Tilley, Robert Chapman, Ann Ellison

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