Archaeology at the Millennium: Of Paradigms and Practice

  • Gary M. Feinman
  • T. Douglas Price

In many senses, our reaching of a millennial year is an arbitrary milestone. To begin with, it is clear that there are quite a number of distinct calendars to mark time (Rathje, 2000). Furthermore, even for our own time-reckoning system, the issue of exactly when the calendar should have started is far from a finite and unequivocal matter. In fact, this question underlies the debate as to whether the third millennium began January 1, 2000, or on the same date in 2001 (Gould, 1997).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary M. Feinman
    • 1
  • T. Douglas Price
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyThe Field MuseumChicagoUSA

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