Oblicza współczesnej archeologii w ujęciu porównawczym. Na marginesie pracy Comparative archaeologies: a sociological view of the science of the past, Ludomir R. Lozny, red., New York 2011
A SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHAEOLOGY. REFLECTIONS INSPIRED BY “COMPARATIVE ARCHAEOLOGIES: A SOCIOLOGICAL VIEW OF THE SCIENCE OF THE PAST”, LUDOMIR R. LOZNY ED., NEW YORK 2011
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The article discusses issues raised by the book “Comparative archaeologies: a sociological view of the science of the past”, edited by Ludomir Lozny in which the 23 authors attempt to identify the social and intellectual factors and influences leading to the creation of regional schools in various countries. This prompts questions about the place of local intellectual traditions in the globalised study of the past. Themes discussed include the place of Marxism in the development of archaeological thought, the split between archaeology-as-history and archaeology-as-anthropology, and the factors that lead to paradigm change. The role of political influences (including nationalist agendas) on the way the discipline has developed and the position of the culture-historical tradition in its methodologies are briefly touched upon.
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