ethnoarchaeology

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ethnoarchaeology

[eth-noh-ahr-kee-ol-uh-jee]
noun
the branch of archaeology that studies contemporary primitive cultures and technologies as a way of providing analogies and thereby patterns for prehistoric cultures.
Also, ethnoarcheology.


Origin:
1970–75; ethno- + archaeology

ethnoarchaeologist, noun
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Main Entry:  ethnoarchaeology
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the scientific study of societal groups, esp. for understanding the behavioral relationships which underlie the production of material culture
Etymology:  ethno- 'culture' + archaeology
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Ethnoarchaeology: hunter-gatherer ecology and social organization, decision making.
Steve also uses ethnoarchaeology in his investigations.
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