The question you need to address in this essay is listed following:
What is the role of theory in archaeology?—as a guiding set of principles?; as a means of interpreting the archaeological record;? as a critique of archaeological process.? Use this essay to look at theory from a meta-analytical perspective. This question requires considerable substance, not opinion, plus relevant examples.
Please use sources which I provide in the following list, plus some additional research. I need you use at LEAST 10 of following sources I provide plus two additional source (if you want). However, I want all the sources of the additional research are journal article sources.
The sources need to used in this essay you can select (I can’t provide first two books, however I will provide the rest in this list):
A History of Archaeological Thought (2nd ed.) by Trigger
Archaeological Theory (2nd ed.) by Johnson
2010 “We Don’t Talk about Çatalhöyuk, We Live It”: Sustainable Archaeological Practice through Community-Based Participatory Research. World Archaeology 42(3): 418-429.
1962 Archaeology as Anthropology. American Antiquity 28: 217-225.
1972 Introduction. An Archaeological Perspective, pp. 1–14. Seminar Press, New York.
Bray, Tamara L.
2008 Agency. In Encyclopedia of Archaeology, edited by Deborah Pearsall, pp. 106-110.
1983 Method and Theory in Northwest Coast Archaeology. In The Evolution of Maritime
Cultures on the Northeast and the Northwest Coasts of America, edited by R.J. Nash, pp.
27–39. Publication 11, Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University
1973 Archaeology: The Loss of Innocence. Antiquity 47(185): 6–18.
Conkey, M.W., and J.M. Gero
1997 Programme to Practice: Gender and Feminism in Archaeology. Annual Review of
Anthropology 26: 411-437.
2006 On the Resilience of Anthropological Theory. Annual Review of Anthropology 35: 1-13.
2003 Setting Theoretical Egos Aside: Issues and Theory in North American Archaeology.
American Antiquity 63: 213–244.
2012 Materiality. In Archaeological Theory Today, edited by Ian Hodder, pp. 188-207.
Polity, Cambridge, UK. Leone, M.P.1998 Symbolic, Structural, and Critical Archaeology. In American Archaeology Past and Future, edited by D. Meltzer, D. Fowler and J. Sabloff, pp. 415-438. Society for American Archaeology, Washington, D.C.
Little, B., and L. Zimmerman
2010 In the Public Interest: Creating a More Activist, Civilly Engaged Archaeology. In Voices in American Archaeology, edited by W. Ashmore, D. Lippert, and B. Mills, pp. 131-159. SAA Press, Washington, D.C.
1964 Archaeology as Anthropology: A Case Study. Science 144: 1454–1455.
2010 Archaeology as Anthropology Revisited. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory17(2): 81-100.
O’Brien, M., L. Lyman, and M. Schiffer
2005 Ch. 1, “The Old Archaeology.” Archaeology as a Process: Procesualism and its
Progeny. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.
Van Pool, T., and C. Van Pool
1999 The Scientific Nature of Postprocessualism. American Antiquity 64(1): 33-53.
2008 Finding Rosetta (ch. 2). Loot: The Battle over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World.Times Books, NY.
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