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    Understanding the archaeological record.Gavin Lucas - 2012 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    This book explores the diverse understandings of the archaeological record in both historical and contemporary perspective, while also serving as a guide to reassessing current views. Gavin Lucas argues that archaeological theory has become both too fragmented and disconnected from the particular nature of archaeological evidence. The book examines three ways of understanding the archaeological record - as historical sources, through formation theory, and as material culture - then reveals ways to connect these three domains through a reconsideration of archaeological (...)
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  2. Evidence of what? on the possibilities of archaeological interpretation.Gavin Lucas - 2014 - In Alison Wylie & Robert Chapman (eds.), Material Evidence. New York / London: Routledge.
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    Archaeological situations: archaeological theory from the inside out.Gavin Lucas - 2023 - New York, NY: Routledge.
    This book is an introduction to theory in archaeology--but with a difference. Archaeological Situations avoids talking about theory as if it was something you apply but rather as something embedded in archaeological practice from the start. Rather than see theory as something worked from the outside in, this book explores theory from the inside out, which means it focuses on specific archaeological practices rather than specific theories. It starts from the kinds of situations that students find themselves in and learn (...)
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    Archaeological Stratigraphy and the Bifurcation of Time: Solido intra solidum.Gavin Lucas - 2022 - Theory, Culture and Society 39 (2):95-109.
    The goal of this paper is to explore the ways solidity and fluidity have been articulated in relation to understandings of time and the archaeological record. It reflects on the paradox that led the 17th-century Danish scholar Nicholas Steno to write one of the first discourses on stratigraphy: how can solid objects (such as fossils) occur within other solid objects (rock)? His dissertation ( De solido intra solidum naturalitur contento, 1669) offered the simple solution: the containing solid was once a (...)
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  5. Postscript.Gavin Lucas - 2015 - In Charlotta Hillerdal & Johannes Siapkas (eds.), Debating archaeological empiricism: the ambiguity of material evidence. New York: Routledge.
     
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