Interpreting Archaeology: Finding Meaning in the Past (with Alexandra Alexandri, Victor Buchli, John Carman, Jonathan Last, Gavin Lucas, and Michael Shanks)

This volume provides a forum for debate between varied approaches to the past. The authors, drawn from Europe, North America, Asia, and Australasia, represent many different strands of archaeology. They address the philosophical issues involved in interpretation and a desire among archaeologists to come to terms with their own subjective approaches to the material they study, a recognition of how past researchers have also imposed their own value systems on the evidence which they presented.