Method in Archaeology: Middle-Range Theory as Hermeneutics

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Abstract

Disagreements about methodology in archaeology are often located in terms of the middle-range-theory approach of Lewis Binford and the hermeneutic, contextual archaeology of Ian Hodder. These positions are usually presented in opposition to each other, but here they are shown to present very much the same methodological picture of archaeology. This specific analysis is more generally informative of the methodological relation between the natural and social sciences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)621-627
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Antiquity
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1991

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Archaeology
  • Museology

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