Pattern of the Past: Studies in the Honour of David Clarke (with Glynn Isaac and Norman Hammond)

David Clarke was until his death in 1976 ‘the acknowledged leader in Britain of the “new wave” of archaeological thinking.’ His work concentrated on the establishment of explicit theory and logic in archaeological method and the contributions to this volume demonstrate how vital was his inspiration and reflect its diversity. The contributors follow his lead in searching for ways of discovering and interpreting patterns, including spatial, economic, and social patterns in the archaeological record of past human life. The studies in this book were all commissioned and have not appeared elsewhere. The book will be of importance for archaeologists and of interest to anthropologists and those concerned with the general methodology of the social sciences.