Archaeology and archaeological science: past, present and future

Autores: Arkadiusz Marciniak , Włodzimierz Rączkowsk

Publicación: Archaeologia Polona, ISBN 0066-5924, Nº vol. 39, 2002, pags. 5-16

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The paper gives a general overview of the major aspects of relations between archaeology and archaeological science. It sketches a history of application of scientific techniques and methods in prehistoric archaeology since the end of the nineteenth century. More specifically, it discusses impact of processual archaeology on the dynamic development of archaeological science. The paper further discusses current relations between archaeology and archaeological science, especially in the light of issues advocated by postprocessual critique. It concludes by formulation a proposal to include the results of archaeological science into the main body of archaeological theory