The Paradox of the Historical Archaeologies

  • Anders Andrén
Part of the Contributions to Global Historical Archaeology book series (CGHA)


Archaeology is limitless. Archaeologists can study the first human beings in East Africa with the same interest as yesterday’s kitchen garbage in Tucson, Arizona. Yet archaeology is also full of limits Archaeology is not a coherent tradition covering the whole of human history, but rather a scientific field crossed by different traditions and separated by diffuse boundaries from other fields of scholarship.


Material Culture Historical Archaeology Oral Tradition Archaeological Field Prehistoric Archaeology 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anders Andrén
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  1. 1.University of LundLundSweden

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