Death by Theory

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-12-01
  • Publisher: Altamira Pr

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This clever murder mystery combines intrepid investigations with archaeological theory.

Author Biography

Adrian Praetzellis is professor of anthropology and director of the Anthropological Studies Center at Sonoma State University.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
"A" is for Archaeology: In which Dr. Green and Mr. Doyle are Enlistedp. 1
"A" is (also) for Artifact: In which we Learn that Sometimes a Rock is Just a Rockp. 13
"B" is for Binford: In which we Learn what's New about Archaeologyp. 28
"C" is for Culture Process, and "E" is for Ethnoarchaeology: In which we Learn How the New Archeology Grew Oldp. 40
"D" is for Diffusion: In which Dr. Green Goes from Diffusion to Confusionp. 56
"M" is for Materialism: In which we Look into the Mind of a Cannibalp. 74
"G" is for Gender: In which Controversy is En-genderedp. 95
"M" is for Marx (Karl, that is): In which Mr. Doyle's Ancestors are Outedp. 115
"N" is for Neoevolutionism, and "A" is for Agency: In which the Crew Adapt to their Environmentp. 132
"P" is for Postmodern: In which a Postmodern Kind of Truth is Toldp. 150
Epilogue: In which Everyone Gets Just what they Getp. 163
Talking Pointsp. 167
Glossaryp. 171
For Further Readingp. 178
Indexp. 184
About the Author/Illustratorp. 187
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