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  • n. The ethnographic study of peoples for archaeological reasons.


ethno- +‎ archaeology (Wiktionary)


  • 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.

    Bone Fragments and 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.

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • 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.

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • Ian, with some strategic help from the famous Kenyan anthropologist Richard Leakey, decided to launch his own ethnoarchaeology studies among the Baringo tribes.

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • He agreed to let her carry out an ethnoarchaeology project in the villages around Çatalhöyük.

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • Yet hardly anyone was doing ethnoarchaeology in Turkey.

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • Her research interests include faunal analysis, ethnoarchaeology, domestic architecture, state control of storage, and reciprocity.

    Interactive Dig Tiwanaku - Biographies

  • Some archaeologists have employed ethnoarchaeology, living for long periods among surviving hunter-gatherer and subsistence-farming societies like the San hunter-gatherers of the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa.

    3. Interpretation

  • Archaeologists use three major approaches to interpretation: ethnographic analogy, ethnoarchaeology, and controlled experimentation.

    3. Interpretation

  • This means looking at the impact of catastrophes on historical or modern cultures similar to those being studied archaeologically, the ethnoarchaeology of natural disasters.

    Godzilla's Attacking Babylon!

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