Theories and Paradigms of Archaeology

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Basic theories and paradigms of archaeology.


 
  
Created Sep 28, 2011
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What is low-level theory?
 
Observations and interpretations that emerge from hands-on archaeological field and lab work
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What is middle-level theory?
 
Hypotheses that link archaeological observations with the human or natural processes that produced...
3
Which theory (low-, middle-, or  high-level) makes the transition from the archaeologically...
 
Middle-level theory
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What is high-level theory?
 
Theories that seek to answer large "why" questions
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What are the two basic paradigms in modern archaeology?
 
Processual and postprocessual
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Which paradigm views culture from a systemic perspective?
 
Processual
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Which paradigm attempts to remain ethically neutral and explicitly nonpolitical?
 
Processual
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Which paradigm sees knowledge as historically-situated?
 
Postprocessual
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Which paradigm focuses on the ideas, symbols, and mental processes behind human behavior?
 
Postprocessual
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Which paradigm rejects the search for universal laws?
 
Postprocessual
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What is the compromise between processual and postprocessual paradigms?
 
Processual-plus

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