Cultural Studies and Beyond: Fragments of Empire

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There is so much more to learn past a peoples’ physical appearance. She found regional variation in risk and danger. Do cultural anthropologists consider archaeology as part of “Anthropology”? – Comments on a new magazine, “Anthropology Now” and Social Change ), I’ve done some thinking on the discipline of anthropology. Archaeology involves a wide variety of field techniques (remote sensing, survey, geophysical studies, coring, excavation) and laboratory procedures (compositional analyses, dating studies ( radiocarbon, optically stimulated luminescence dating), measures of formal variability, examination of wear patterns, residue analyses, etc.).

Pages: 216

Publisher: Routledge (July 25, 1995)

ISBN: 0415038367

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