Contesting Ethnoarchaeologies

Traditions, Theories, Prospects

  • Arkadiusz Marciniak
  • Nurcan Yalman

Part of the One World Archaeology book series (WORLDARCH, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Arkadiusz Marciniak, Nurcan Yalman
    Pages 1-13
  3. Traditions of Ethnoarchaeology Outside the Anglo-American Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Francesca Lugli
      Pages 35-59
    3. Petar Zidarov, Małgorzata Grębska-Kulow
      Pages 95-123
    4. Aleksandr V. Kenig, S. S. Tikhonov, M. A. Korusenko
      Pages 145-171
    5. Ling Yuan Kong
      Pages 173-188
  4. Significance of Ethnoarchaeology of the Twenty-First Century

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 251-256

About this book


Contesting Ethnoarchaeologies provide a systematic overview of major non-American traditions of ethnoarchaeology, with a particular focus on Europe and Asia. It explores all stages of their research agenda. These ethnoarchaeologies were embedded in theoretical traditions of local archaeologies. Moreover, ethnoarchaeological studies carried out in these different settings targeted a wide range of different issues and addressed numerous questions of covering all sorts of different issues. Consequently, achieved results and data have been largely idiosyncratic and hardly compatible. Hence, this volume aims not only to conceptualize characteristics of these diverse ethnoarchaeologies but more importantly put them in a broader context of the development of archaeology in different parts of Europe and Asia. The contributors to the volume express their own diverse views on the cognitive and interpretative value of ethnoarchaeology for studying prehistoric past, based on particular cases of experience and research. As such, the volume is not only a valuable overview of numerous ethnoarcheological practices in different parts of the region, but also a significant contribution to the history of archaeological thought. This perspective shall make the book of wider applicability and make possible to put up ethnoarchaeology as an immanent and important element of archaeological theory.  


global prehistory archaeology human prehistoric cultures local and indigenous communities and archaeology methodologies of ethnoarchaeology non-American ethnoarchaeologies practicing archaeology

Editors and affiliations

  • Arkadiusz Marciniak
    • 1
  • Nurcan Yalman
    • 2
  1. 1.Instytut Prahistorii, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, św. MarcinPoznańPoland
  2. 2.Prehistory Department, Turkey & Centre for International Heritage ActivitiesIstanbul UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands

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