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Archaeology And Historiography

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Archaeology is the study of the human past through its material remains. This chapter provides an introduction to specialist scientific aspects of archaeological inquiry like metallurgical, ceramic or petrological analyses, scientific dating methods, palaeobotany, or the study of animal or human bone. It provides a guide, in rough chronological order, to the ways in which archaeologists have approached the past. The chapter focuses on the present writer's research, the immediately post-Roman period of the middle ages. The concept of an archaeological 'culture', 'certain types of remains- pots, implements, ornaments, burial rites, house forms-constantly recurring together', emerged at the end of the nineteenth century. The movement away from New Archaeology produced attempts to bring about a rapprochement between the disciplines.

Keywords: archaeology; material culture; post-Roman period



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