TITLE

ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROBLEMS

AUTHOR(S)
McGREGOR, JOHN C.
PUB. DATE
December 1939
SOURCE
Southwestern Lore;Dec1939, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines some problems that the field of archaeology is attempting to resolve as the discipline develops. The author notes that this comes in light of many scholars of American archaeology beginning to question the field's older ideas. The author states that the objective of archaeology is to make history out of pre-history, which involves distinguishing specific events, places and times and determining how these elements interact with one another. Problems arise for the archaeologist because much of their knowledge is obtained through secondary sources. For example, the date of an event may be determined by the age of a piece of pottery.
ACCESSION #
41564052

 

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