Date of Award

1-1-1975

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Anthropology

Department

Anthropology

Physical Description

2 v. (3, xxiv, 615 leaves): ill. (incl. 1 fold in pocket of v. 2) 28 cm.

Subjects

Archaeology, Charles E. Borden, Archaeology -- Methodology, Northwest Coast of North America -- Antiquities

DOI

10.15760/etd.856

Abstract

Analysis of Borden's papers, including unpublished (to 1975), to discover logic used to formulate and test hypotheses. Available data and explanatory patterns shown. Work characterized as search for Northwest Coast chronology with three periods: Early. Evidence from stratigraphy, geology, historical linguistics, ethnographies, study of spatial distribution of similar artifacts. Middle. Application of 0-14 dating to test and correct earlier hypotheses. Recent. Sequences of hypotheses to explain complex, puzzling phenomena involving many basic sciences. Papers shown to be series of retroductions, moving from puzzling phenomina to hypotheses from which the phenomena would follow as a matter of course.

Description

Portland State University. Dept. of Anthropology.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/4694

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