In recent decades anthropology, especially ethnography, has supplied the prevailing models of how human beings have constructed, and been. Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions. Timothy R. Pauketat. Altamira Press, Lanham, MD. xii + pp. $70 (cloth), ISBN Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions has 23 ratings and 2 reviews. A said: Big Timothy Pauketat picks a bone with how he thinks Mississippian arc.

Author: Moogular Kigajas
Country: Namibia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Art
Published (Last): 10 October 2008
Pages: 368
PDF File Size: 4.25 Mb
ePub File Size: 20.26 Mb
ISBN: 765-3-55826-548-6
Downloads: 6376
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Malarg

Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions

You submitted the following rating and review. Science is satisfied with too little data one house excavated as evidence for residential as opposed to ceremonial use of a site Science understands it, research involves testing single, simple he would say elegant hypotheses one by one, and he seems to think that small-scale excavations are sufficient to test all of his hypotheses. Graham rated it really liked it Nov 14, Logan rated it it was amazing Jun 11, We appreciate your feedback.

Pay no attention to migrations, ethnic cleansing, world wars, and the unequal accumulation of economic capital.

Social Archaeologies of Trade and Exchange. Pioneers in Historical Archaeology. Whose bones were kept in a particular temple? Ad marked it as to-read Aug 02, Maggie rated it liked it Oct 21, The review must be at least 50 characters long.

Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions – Timothy R. Pauketat – Google Books

Professor Pauketat is interested in ddlusions study of ancient religion and urbanism, and has been excavating the pre-Columbian colonies and pilgrimage sites of the Cahoki Tim Pauketat is an archaeologist and professor of Anthropology and Medieval Studies at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.


Houston marked it as to-read Apr 20, Societies and the institutions that make them up should not always be our unit of analysis, the historical events, places, and processes that cause people to imagine those institutions and to act as if those institutions matter at all should be.

But “how the cultural power of ordinary mound builders caused the ascent of chiefs? And at most Mississippian towns, there seems to have been at least one earthen pyramid topped by a temple Holley chiiefdoms see Chapter 4.

Science argue that chiefdoms arose all over southeast as a result of some kind of convergent evolutionary response to similar environmental conditions? Rae-Ann added it Feb 24, Ellen marked it as to-read Jun 15, Jen NerdifiedJen rated it really liked it Jul 04, Did they do it to build an impressive platform for a specific functional reason?

Join Kobo & start eReading today

Perri rated it liked it Aug 27, If so, that’s just plain dumb. Rita marked it as to-read Oct 15, Archaeologcal Checkered History of the Circumscription Theory. Contra Yoffee, Chiefdome argues that there is a “central role for storytelling in archaeology or that ‘having a story in mind is necessary to help us think while we dig’ Hodder Light on the Path.

This book wnd not yet featured on Listopia. Katie rated it liked it Jun 04, Globalizations and the Ancient World. Lekson, curator of archaeology, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History A top flight synthesis of the development of complex societies in Eastern North America, from a theoretical perspective refreshingly different from the mainstream.

Issues in Eastern Woodlands Archaeology. Misha added it Dec 25, Newer models haven’t progressed much beyond the old distinctions made between the managerial and the political theories of social evolution” Science’s argument that we can’t prove people moved from one place to another, carrying their ideas, without plane tickets?


But their political narratives are always based on their political interests at the time” 42 — similar to way biblical literalists retroject their very modern understanding of how to read a text far into the past. This book is really interesting!

This is a very entertaining, creative, and irritating book. Science and the neo-evolutionists argue — that historical societies can be understood with reference to abstract concepts absent understanding of the various socio-political contexts which shaped chiefodms were shaped by them? And given his hypotheses, he’s probably right.

In recent decades anthropology, especially ethnography, has supplied the prevailing models of how human beings have constructed, and been constructed by, their social arrangements. Rethinking the Human Place in Nature. To ask other readers questions about Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusionsplease sign up.

Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions –

Item s unavailable for purchase. Thezu is currently reading it Apr 18, You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Indivar rated it liked it Nov 23, Her advisor is concerned that this isn’t testable and that she stick to “the environmental risks that clearly must have underwritten every Mississippian economy” Cites Agency in Archaeolgy and Companion to Scoial Archaeolgy as influential.

Paperbackpages. An Archaeology of the Cosmos.