The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

36. What is Post-Processual Archaeology?

The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

Sarah Kielt Costello
University of Houston - Clear Lake

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Post-Processual Archaeology, initially a response to what were seen as the shortcomings of processual archaeology, is not a singular theoretical approach or methodology, but rather a range of interpretive alternatives in archaeological explanation. These approaches typically aim to be reflexive (the researcher is aware of his/her own perspective), context-directed, and critically aware of issues such as subjectivity, agency, identity, ideology, and power dynamics.

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Costello, Sarah. 36. What is Post-Processual Archaeology?. The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 151-153 Sep 2016. ISBN 9781781792421. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27885. Date accessed: 19 Sep 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27885. Sep 2016

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