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Proceedings of the World Archaeological Congress, Zagreb, Croatia

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Ethnoarchaeology -- Research -- Methodology, Archaeology -- Methodology, Ethnoarchaeology -- Philosophy


In the Social Sciences there is the need to imitate approaches that are based on properly organized theoretical and methodological frameworks. This also applies to ethnoarchaeology. It is from this perspective that this paper views current trends in the ethnoarchaeological enterprise as one that needs to be reviewed in order to give it a scientific touch that will carry it beyond the boundaries of mere accumulation of ethnographic data or the making of half-baked generalizations. Beyond such boundaries and with emphasis on explanation rather than description, the ethnoarchaeological enterprise can be considered systematic.

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