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Archaeological Methods and Theories
(7,141 words)

[German version]

A. Concept and Contents (CT)

Archaeology is concerned with all aspects of human life in the past. Primarily it makes use of material remains which, for most of human history, from the Paleolithic to modern times, represent the only evidence.  If at the beginning of archaeological research, focus was placed on individual objects, particul…

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Hauser, Stefan R. (Berlin), “Archaeological Methods and Theories”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 13 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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