Introduction: Archaeology and non-linear dynamics - new approaches to long-term change

James McGlade, Sander E. Van Der Leeuw

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10 Scopus citations


In the last twenty years archaeology has changed fundamentally. What probably strikes the interested lay reader most is the enormous quantity of data which have been obtained through punctilious and systematic fieldwork, and the continued integration between the discipline and a wide range of others, from the natural sciences through the social sciences to the humanities. Physics and chemistry (radiometric dating, dietary reconstruction through traceelement analysis), ecology and the life sciences, medicine (palaeo-pathology and palaeo-epidemiology) ethnography and social theory are among the outstanding contributors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTime, Process and Structured Transformation in Archaeology
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781134524952
ISBN (Print)0415117887, 9780415589093
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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