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The Resource A critique of archaeological reason : structural, digital and philosophical aspects of the excavated record, Giorgio Buccellati

A critique of archaeological reason : structural, digital and philosophical aspects of the excavated record, Giorgio Buccellati

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A critique of archaeological reason : structural, digital and philosophical aspects of the excavated record
Title
A critique of archaeological reason
Title remainder
structural, digital and philosophical aspects of the excavated record
Statement of responsibility
Giorgio Buccellati
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In A Critique of Archaeological Reason, Giorgio Buccellati presents a theory of excavation that aims at clarifying the nature of archaeology and its impact on contemporary thought. Integrating epistemological issues with methods of data collection and the role and impact of digital technology on archaeological work, the book explores digital data in order to comprehend its role in shaping meaning and understanding in archaeological excavation. The ability of archaeologists to record in the field, rather than offsite, has fundamentally changed the methods of observation, conceptualization, and interpretation of deposits. Focusing on the role of stratigraphy as the center of archaeological field work, Giorgio Buccellati examines the challenges of interpreting a 'broken tradition'; a civilization for which there are no living carriers today. He uses the site of Urkesh in Syria, where he has worked for decades, as a case study to demonstrate his theory
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Buccellati, Giorgio,
Dewey number
930.1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Archaeology
  • Reason
  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology
  • Digital media
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
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A critique of archaeological reason : structural, digital and philosophical aspects of the excavated record, Giorgio Buccellati
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 25 May 2017)
Contents
Introduction -- Part One. Fundamentals -- Archaeology and grammar -- Categorization -- The search for objectivity -- Part Two. Analysis -- Stratigraphic analysis -- Typological analysis -- Integrative analysis -- Part Three. The Reassembled Construct -- The invention of a site -- The physical record -- The referential record -- Part Four. The Privileged Venue -- Digital thought -- Digital text -- The archaeological record -- Part Five. The Wider Frame -- The relevance of structure -- The critical approach -- Hermeneutics -- Conclusion
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CR9781107110298
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 392 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107110298
Isbn Type
(ebook)
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digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
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CR9781107110298
Label
A critique of archaeological reason : structural, digital and philosophical aspects of the excavated record, Giorgio Buccellati
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 25 May 2017)
Contents
Introduction -- Part One. Fundamentals -- Archaeology and grammar -- Categorization -- The search for objectivity -- Part Two. Analysis -- Stratigraphic analysis -- Typological analysis -- Integrative analysis -- Part Three. The Reassembled Construct -- The invention of a site -- The physical record -- The referential record -- Part Four. The Privileged Venue -- Digital thought -- Digital text -- The archaeological record -- Part Five. The Wider Frame -- The relevance of structure -- The critical approach -- Hermeneutics -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781107110298
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 392 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107110298
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781107110298

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