[Read] ➫ The Quality of the Archaeological Record Author Charles Perreault – Bluevapours.co.uk Paleobiology struggled for decades to influence our understanding of evolution and the history of life because it was stymied by a focus on microevolution and an incredibly patchy fossil record But in of the PDF Î Paleobiology struggled for decades to influence our understanding of evolution and the history of life because it was stymied by a focus on microevolution and an incredibly patchy fossil record But in the s the field took a radical turn as paleobiologists began to investigate processes that could only be recognized in The Quality PDF or the fossil record across larger scales of time and space That turn led to a new wave of macroevolutionary investigations novel insights into the evolution of species and a growing prominence for the field among the biological sciences In The uality of the Archaeological Record Charles Perreault shows that archaeology not only faces Quality of the PDF Î a parallel problem but may also find a model in the rise of paleobiology for a shift in the science and theory of the field To get there he proposes a macroscale approach to making sense of the archaeological record an approach that reveals patterns and processes not visible within the span of a human lifetime but rather across an observation window thousands of years long and thousands of kilometers wide Just as with the fossil record the archaeological record has the scope necessary to detect macroscale cultural phenomena because it can provide samples that are large enough to cancel out the noise generated by micro scale events By recalibrating their research to the uality of the archaeological record and developing a true macroarchaeology program Perreault argues archaeologists can finally unleash the full contributive value of their discipline.
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- 280 pages
- The Quality of the Archaeological Record
- Charles Perreault
- 10 October 2016 Charles Perreault