Definition of "ethnoarchaeology" [ethnoarchaeology]
The ethnographic study of peoples for archaeological reasons.(noun)
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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."