Theory

Culture History vs. Processualism

Last week’s blog postĀ focused on the key components of the processual paradigm, and I thought that it would be useful to detail how this body of theory differs from the culture-historical approach that proceeded it. The fall of culture-history and the development of new archaeological theory, especially the processual archaeology paradigm coincides with the idea … Continue reading

Theory

Processualism: The New Archeology

Uncovering Theory Topic #3 Processualism, or the New Archeology, is a school of thought that has its beginnings in the 1960’s and 1970’s of American Archaeology. (Note: New Archeology is not a misspelling- many processualists used this spelling to associate themselves with a more science or social-science oriented practice). In his book Archaeological Theory, Matthew … Continue reading