Cladistics and Archaeology

Cladistics and Archaeology

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Review: qIn Cladistics and Archaeology, Michael O'Brien and Lee Lyman explore the application of cladistics to archaeology by considering artifacts as human phenotypic characters. Their fundamental premise is that particular kinds of characters (style, artifact type, tool) can be used to create historically meaningful nested taxa. Further, they argue that this approach offers a means of building connections and qlife historiesq of archaeological artifacts.q--BOOK JACKETForda#39;s diagram shows a sequence in which one vessel form follows another, changing ever so slightly from one point in time to the next. ... 1997; Oa#39;Brien and Lyman 1999), which is the development of an ordering using change in appearance as the ordering principle. ... that culture could be modeled as a steadily flowing stream as a result of cultural transmission (Oa#39;Brien and Lyman 1998), he also meantanbsp;...

Title:Cladistics and Archaeology
Author:Michael John O'Brien, R. Lee Lyman
Publisher: - 2003


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