A pioneering work in the field of archaeological methodology, a source of stimuli for students and specialists alike.
This study by David Clarke is a pioneering work in the field of archaeological methodology, a theoretical foundation for any type of archaeological analysis of any period or site. The author discusses the radical changes introduced in the methodology by the development of disciplines like cybernetics, computer science and geography, attempting to define a rigorous, coherent method for their application to archaeological data.
Therefore analytical archaeology is primarily a syntactic approach to synthesis and the central theory, a changing corpus of conceptual frameworks, underlining the fact that no archaeological study can be better than the ideological premises that lie behind the development of its argumentation.
The book is a source of stimuli for students and scholars, and a fundamental assessment of archaeological theory by an authoritative expert.