An Ethos for Archaeological Practice

Bibliographic Information

Article Title

An Ethos for Archaeological Practice

Journal Title

Human Organization

Author(s)

Wood, John J. and Powell, Shirley

Year of Publication

1993

Volume Number

52

Issue Number

4

Article Pages

405-419

Web Address (URL)

https://doi.org/10.17730/humo.52.4.6h33wvx2h2l36hk6

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SfAA Journals, JSTOR

Language

English

Notes

Abstract: This article explores some of the implications of the relationships among ethos, world view, and archaeological practice by presenting a perspective on the dominant world view and ethos of contemporary American archaeology. The focus of the discussion is on how the archaeologists' world view enhances or obscures archaeological practice in various contexts. The authors propose an ethos and an ethic that reflects their view of the context of contemporary archaeological practice.

Additional tags: archaeological worldview; archaeological practice

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