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Interpretation

Tonner, Philip (2017) Interpretation. In: Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences. Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ. (In Press)

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Abstract

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 historical 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.