9781350066861-1350066869-Evidential Reasoning in Archaeology (Debates in Archaeology)

Evidential Reasoning in Archaeology (Debates in Archaeology)

ISBN-13: 9781350066861
ISBN-10: 1350066869
Author: Chapman, Robert, Wylie, Alison
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Format: Paperback 264 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781350066861
ISBN-10: 1350066869
Author: Chapman, Robert, Wylie, Alison
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Format: Paperback 264 pages

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Acknowledged authors Chapman, Robert, Wylie, Alison wrote Evidential Reasoning in Archaeology (Debates in Archaeology) comprising 264 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1350066869 and 9781350066861. Since then Evidential Reasoning in Archaeology (Debates in Archaeology) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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How do archaeologists work with the data they identify as a record of the cultural past? How are these data collected and construed as evidence? What is the impact on archaeological practice of new techniques of data recovery and analysis, especially those imported from the sciences?

To answer these questions, the authors identify close-to-the-ground principles of best practice based on an analysis of examples of evidential reasoning in archaeology that are widely regarded as successful, contested, or instructive failures. They look at how archaeologists put old evidence to work in pursuit of new interpretations, how they construct provisional foundations for inquiry as they go, and how they navigate the multidisciplinary ties that make archaeology a productive intellectual trading zone. This case-based approach is predicated on a conviction that archaeological practice is a repository of considerable methodological wisdom, embodied in tacit norms and skilled expertise – wisdom that is rarely made explicit except when contested, and is often obscured when questions about the status and reach of archaeological evidence figure in high-profile crisis debates.

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