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Archaeology of the Middle Ages was frequently considered an adjunct of history. Most often it merely illustrated historical facts, or emphasized artistic and architectural issues and neglected its role within archaeology itself. The methodological problems could be ascribed to the fact that there were no differences between the two disciplines with regards to the subject of interest that they both aim to investigate - namely the development of human society. Clearly, archaeological and textual sources are related in some way. As the archaeological records have only two observable types of properties - form and location in space - the method of their processing will accordingly consist of two principle components.

Keywords: archaeology; methodology



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