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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANT200H5
Professor
David Smith
Semester
Fall

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Topic 7 Archaeological Analogy Inference: observed assumptions Analogy: comparing 2 classes of data for SIMILARITY Example: pottery sherds from the ANTRAX site to experiments with pottery Found on a premise: If 2 classes of phenomena are alike in one respect, THEN - they MAY be alike in other respects The process of archaeology is the process of taking human activity and behavior essentially 2 KINDS of ANALOGY: - is APPLICABLE in all dimensions not JUST SPACE 1. Specific: historical (also known as). Also known as HOMOLOGY 2. General: cross cultural Specific Analogy • Direct Historic Approach • Ethno history Things to control: Parameters of Specific Analogy • Cultural Continuity • Comparability within the environment • There needs be a similarity in the cultural form Iroquoian Pipes Women made pots & Men made pips General Analogy • analogy based on braod and generalized comparisons and they are documented across many cultural tradtions 3 Types of General Analogy 1. Ethnographic
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