A classic history of archaeology: theories and methods presented with an iconoclastic approach.
[Archaeology. History, problems, methods] This book has become a classic of archaeological history. The authors Malina and Vasícek, with their central European background attuned to a wide range of methodological approaches, offer a complete, cosmopolitan overview of developments in archaeological thought in relation to the other social sciences, from philosophy to linguistics, sociology to ethnology.
Through in-depth analysis, the two scholars present the history of theories and methods, from the first signs of man’s interest in conducting research on his origins, to the present trends, such as the New Archaeology, with glimpses of probable future developments.
The text, illustrated with diagrams and drawings, reflects the iconoclastic approach of the authors, who have made a radical contribution to the study and comprehension of the archaeological discipline.