In recent decades anthropology, especially ethnography, has supplied the prevailing models of how human beings have constructed, and been. Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions. Timothy R. Pauketat. Altamira Press, Lanham, MD. xii + pp. $70 (cloth), ISBN Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions has 23 ratings and 2 reviews. A said: Big Timothy Pauketat picks a bone with how he thinks Mississippian arc.

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Did they do it to build an impressive platform for a specific functional reason? Were Mississippian temple practices politicized versions of pre-Mississippian ones? This book challenges all students of history and othdr to reexamine the actual evidence that archaeology has made available, and to do so with an open mind.

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Some of you are going to love it; some, I suspect, are going to hate it. You mean to tell oter that it didn’t have an effect unlike any before or after? Forget social movements, rebellions, and revolutions of the past. You submitted the following rating and review. Do they reflect the arcnaeological range of societies in the past, or are archaeologists imitatively forcing great variety and creativity into a few shallow ideological niches?

Cahokia and the Archaeology of Power. The Eastern Archaic, Historicized. How many of the people affiliated with a temple had the same understanding of what the temple and mound represented? The concepts of city, Mother Culture, Cahokia-centric views, and Cahokian influence archxeological intuitively to make sense. From Prehistoric Villages to Cities.

Pauketat himself is making some pretty big assumptions here. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.

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If so, they sound very stupid, and this seems like a straw man argument. The review must be at least 50 characters long.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial does not mean one thing. Silvana marked it as to-read Apr 05, No trivia or quizzes yet. He mentions dual-processualism and historical processualism, and contrasts these with “evolutionist” perspectives, but I confess that the distinctions were never clear to me –though it was clear they were immensely important to the internal politics among academic archaeologists — which in deelusions of whether it’s a difference that makes a difference, perhaps enough said.

Houston marked it as to-read Apr 20, Instead, Pauketat thinks we should use the “back door” to understanding societies – by which he means we should NOT use societies as our units of comparison or analysis at all, but rather seek to analyze and explain the construction of society, using trajectories of change and historicized processes as our units of analysis.

Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions by Timothy R. Pauketat

Add to GoodReads Exam Copies. I think possibly what he’s saying is that people act as agents, and that political systems aren’t given emergent properties of various environmental phenomena: Professor Pauketat is interested in the study of ancient religion and urbanism, and has been excavating the pre-Columbian colonies and pilgrimage sites of the Cahoki Tim Pauketat is an archaeologist and professor of Anthropology and Medieval Studies at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Logan rated it chiefdos was amazing Jun 11, Pioneers in Historical Archaeology.

Graham rated it really liked it Nov 14, Contra Yoffee, Pauketat argues that there is a “central role for storytelling in archaeology or that archaeklogical a story in mind is necessary to help us think while we dig’ Hodder So she settles for a ‘simple chiefdom’ label.

This book challenges all students of history and prehistory to reexamine the actual evidence that archaeology has made available, and to do so with an open mind.