By Benjamin W. Roberts, Marc Vander Linden

Since the early twentieth century, archaeologists internationally have outlined archaeological cultures according to special similarities in burials, settlements, know-how or gadgets in area and time. Archaeology has therefore many authorized definitions of 'archaeological cultures' yet those have all come into query. but, archaeological cultures stay the framework for international prehistory.

This quantity brings jointly 17 overseas case-studies exploring archaeological cultures for areas all over the world and from the Paleolithic to the Bronze Age and past. Taking classes and overarching topics from those reports, the individuals draw very important conclusions approximately cultural transmission, technological innovation, and cultural improvement.

The result's a complete method of 'archaeological cultures' addressing particular areas all through Asia, Europe, North and South the US and Africa. This paintings might be invaluable to all archaeologists and cultural anthropologists, relatively these learning fabric tradition.

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Needham 2005). g. Shennan 2002; see Chapter 1). Archaeological Cultures as Classificatory Tools in France During the Mid-Late Twentieth Century The fundamental redefinition of French prehistory occurred during the decades of the mid-twentieth century and can be seen in the changing status of archaeological cultures, or rather, using the contemporary French vocabulary, industries, civilisations, or faciès (see Lenoir 1974; Gaucher 1989). French Palaeolithic research was dominated by two contrasting figures, André Leroi-Gourhan and François Bordes.

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