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Definition of "ethnoarchaeology" [ethnoarchaeology]

  • The ethnographic study of peoples for archaeological reasons. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "ethnoarchaeology" in a sentence
  • "The study of both assemblages (and the data collected on each) is also a result of archaeological research (a particular kind of archaeological research called "ethnoarchaeology") and exemplifies the primary goal of archaeology."
  • "At that time, archaeologists were becoming increasingly excited by the promise of what was called “ethnoarchaeology,” the study of present-day cultures as an aid to the interpretation of past societies."
  • "For a long time, however, Ian made little connection between the intellectual questions posed by the reading he was doing and the down-to-earth problems he was having with his ethnoarchaeology research in Africa."
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