Tonner, P. (2018) Interpretation. In: López Varela, S. L. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences. Wiley: Hoboken, NJ. ISBN 9780470674611 (doi: 10.1002/9781119188230.saseas0332)

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This entry outlines the concept of interpretation in archaeology. It does so by surveying a variety of approaches to the problem of interpretation taken by archaeologists, including those representative of culture history approaches, processual approaches, and the collection of approaches associated with post‐processual or interpretive archaeology. The entry ends by outlining where the concept of interpretation is in contemporary archaeological theory.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tonner, Dr Philip
Authors: Tonner, P.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Pedagogy Policy and Practice
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith
Published Online:26 November 2018

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