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Item Description Johansen, Peter G. en_US 2010-08-04T19:51:40Z 2010-08-04T19:51:40Z 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Johansen, P. G. 2003. Recasting the Foundations: New Approaches to Regional Understandings of South Asian Archaeology and the Problem of Culture History. Asian Perspectives 42 (2): 193-206. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1535-8283 (E-ISSN) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0066-8435 (Print) en_US
dc.description.abstract The archaeological record of South Asia's rich and diverse past has been largely dominated by interpretational frameworks, which have the construction of culture histories as their core, if not their end. Normative and conservative understandings of culture implicit in the culture-history paradigm have resulted in the construction of static archaeological cultures coterminous with ethnolinguistic communities, races or 'peoples' from material culture trait lists. An understanding of culture that recognizes its contingent, dynamic, and categorical nature is required in order to approach the complex and unique sets of historical circumstances and relationships that have shaped South Asia's past. Articles in this volume present new research and perspectives that pose a variety of new questions about the organization of social, political, and economic processes that push beyond the epistemic limitations of the culture-history foundations of South Asian archaeology. KEYWORDS: South Asia, archaeology, race, language, culture, culture history, diffusion. en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 42 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Number 2 en_US
dc.subject Introduction en_US
dc.subject South Asia en_US
dc.subject archaeology en_US
dc.subject race en_US
dc.subject language en_US
dc.subject culture en_US
dc.subject culture history en_US
dc.subject diffusion en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Recasting the Foundations: New Approaches to Regional Understandings of South Asian Archaeology and the Problem of Culture History en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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