ANT200Y1 Lecture Notes - Archaeological Culture, Tabula Rasa, Iron Age

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5 Dec 2011
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Boast: he"s going to talk about all aspects of material culture not just style (like, tutorials next week theme is doing words with things. Pick up on themes from boast article and from tonight"s lecture. Culture history- description trying to boil the paradigm down to one word. Primarily concerned with description of arch entities through space and time. Processualism- explanation explaining how the record appeared the way it did for you. Post-processualism-interpretation desires of them to engage with other disciplines and theorists and indigenous peoples etc: apply to the stuff of the arch record. Certain types of remains-pots, implements, burial rites, house forms- constantly recurring together. His definition of an archaeological culture is therefore all of the stuff of the arch record which we can attribute to human behavior, human agency. All of the stuff should conform to a normative conception of good design shouldn"t be too much variation.

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