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In Pursuit of the Past


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Lewis R. Binford is the author of "Constructing Frames of Reference: An Analytical Method for Archaeological Theory Building Using Ethniographic and Environmental Data Sets", "Debating Archaeology" and "Working at Archaeology".

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Foreword Editorial Note Author's Acknowledgments Preface 1. Translating the Archaeological Record PART I: WHAT WAS IT LIKE? 2. Man the Mighty Hunter? 3. Life and Death at the Waterhole PART II: WHAT DOES IT MEAN? 4. The Challenge of the Mousterian 5. An Archaeological Odyssey 6. Hunters in a Landscape 7. People in their Lifespace PART III. WHY DID IT HAPPEN? 8. On the Origins of Agriculture 9. Paths to Complexity Afterword to the 2002 Edition Notes on the Text Bibliography Index

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Lewis R. Binford is University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University. He is author of Constructing Frames of Reference: An Analytical Method for Archaeological Theory Building Using Ethnographic and Environmental Data Sets (California, 2001), Debating Archaeology (1989), Working at Archaeology (1983), and many other books.


"Lewis Binford shows, by example, the strategies that are needed to turn the subject from a backward-looking curiosity into a scientific attack on our understanding of past human behavior." - Clive Gamble, Nature

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