List of figures and credits; List of tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Ethnoarchaeology: its nature, origins, and history; 2. Theorizing ethnoarchaeology and analogy; 3. Fieldwork and ethics; 4. Human residues: entering the archaeological context; 5. Fauna and subsistence; 6. Studying artifacts: functions, operating sequences, taxonomy; 7. Style and the marking of boundaries: contrasting regional studies; 8. Settlement: systems and patterns: 9. Site structures and activities; 10. Architecture; 11. Specialist craft production and apprenticeship; 12. Trade and exchange; 13. Mortuary practices, status, ideology, and systems of thought; 14. Conclusions: ethnoarchaeology in context; Bibliography; Index.
This comprehensive study of ethnoarchaeology includes theory, practical advice regarding fieldwork, and topical coverage.
"This volume, coauthored by two authorities on ethnoarchaeology, is likely to be a reference work for many archaeologists hoping to stay abreast of developments within the subdiscipline. Crisply written..." Choice