In 1951 the Lower Mississippi River Valley Survey generated a large assemblage of ceramic material relating to prehistoric populations in the area. This study uses this and more recent data to assess and analyse the stylistic elements of the decorated ceramics in an attempt to reconstruct the transmission of stylistic traits and patterns of population movement and interaction in the past.Archaeologists have recently begun to focus on evolutionary theory as a foundation for building a aquot;scientific history. ... Barton and Clarke 1997; Boone and Smith 1998; Broughton and Oa#39;Connell 1999; Dunnell 1980, 1992, 1995a; Lyman and Oa#39;Brien ... As such, a commitment to evolution arises from a commitment to an empirical epistemological standard (i.e., ... Although culture historians could only offer intuitive rationale for their success (e.g., Deetz and Dethlefsen 1965; Ford 1938aanbsp;...
|Title||:||Science, Style and the Study of Community Structure|
|Author||:||Carl P. Lipo|
|Publisher||:||British Archaeological Reports Limited - 2001-01|