Death by Theory: A Tale of Mystery and Archaeological Theory

A European Neolithic burial A large stone Venus Nothing unusual about it_except that it was found on an island in the Pacific Northwest Archaeologist Hannah Green and her shovelbum nephew find themselves in a tangled web of competing interests avaricious land owners, hungry media, and a cult of goddess worshippers while investigating one of the finds of the century InA European Neolithic burial A large stone Venus Nothing unusual about it_except that it was found on an island in the Pacific Northwest Archaeologist Hannah Green and her shovelbum nephew find themselves in a tangled web of competing interests avaricious land owners, hungry media, and a cult of goddess worshippers while investigating one of the finds of the century In untangling the mystery of the Washington Venus, Hannah and Sean have to confront questions of archaeological evidence, of ethics, of conflicting interpretation of data, and of the very nature of archaeological truths Helping them are a cadre of disdainful graduate students who propose various theories processualist, marxist, feminist, postmodernist to explain the bizarre events Teach your students archaeological theory in a fashion they ll enjoy, while they solve the mystery in Adrian Praetzellis s delightful textbook as novel.
Death by Theory A Tale of Mystery and Archaeological Theory A European Neolithic burial A large stone Venus Nothing unusual about it_except that it was found on an island in the Pacific Northwest Archaeologist Hannah Green and her shovelbum nephew find themsel

  • Title: Death by Theory: A Tale of Mystery and Archaeological Theory
  • Author: Adrian Praetzellis
  • ISBN: 9780742503595
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. A part of archaeology's experimental introductory/undergraduate learning material that has developed over the past couple decades, this book helps introduce or supplement a basic understanding of archaeological theory. The book's narrative is not particularly interesting on it's own but enough to make you interested in continuing reading and often feels as though there isn't a clear central plot and the characters that were supposed to be were likable enough. However, the book's narrative is not [...]

    2. Reread this in Jan 2013 (review from 2007) I must preface this review with the statement that Dr. Pratzellis is one of my instructors, although not for theory. (I have him for methods and he refuses to use his own texts as he considers it hubris to assign one's own writing for a course) He is an excellent instructor.I picked up this book as an adjunct to the assigned main theory books, Anthropology as Cultural Critique: An Experimental Moment in the Human Sciences and Anthropological Theory: An [...]

    3. Well, the mystery isn't too gripping, but the archaeological theory is presented in an interesting way. If I were teaching an undergrad archaeology course I might assign this book as a relatively painless way for students to understand some of the history and development of modern theoretical approaches in archaeology.The illustrations (also done by the author) are particularly good. I really wish the mystery & story were better, so this book had more mainstream appeal, because Praetzellis r [...]

    4. A small archaeological instruction handbook masquerading as a very slightly entertaining (at times) fictional journey ("journey" may be romanticizing a bit) through the modern world of being an archaeologist by way of digging an unbelievable site in Washington. There are many loose ends, characters left unaccounted for, pointless expounding, and more.I was looking for an interesting take on interpreting history that may serve a writer like myself. I found maybe three interesting details and page [...]

    5. With a cliche plot line the book is of only minor value as a novel, but the presentation of the anthropological theories was done in a way that makes them easier to understand tend many traditional textbooks. Although some people that I know who read this book with me found it difficult to separate the theories from the mystery, I found it very easy to do. Overall the way the theory is presented makes this book a must read for any undergraduate in anthropology who needs to grasp the basic idea o [...]

    6. This book serves as a brief introduction to some of the major theoretical frameworks used by archaeologists. It presents a variety of concepts in an accessible manner and surrounds them with a loose plot to move the reader along. This book is not intended for consumption by a general audience, but is a unique and effective way to introduce yourself to anthropological theory without being subjected to the often hard-to-approach textbooks, or better yet, for use as a supplement to them.

    7. This is not a great work of fiction, nor is it intended to be. This is, however, the most accessible textbook about archaeological theory EVER. I highly recommend this as a companion to Kehoe's book.

    8. The book was good, the language decent, but the content requires appreciation for archaeology. If archaeology interests you, then I recommend this book.

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