"...must be read by all those who would perform as well as critique post-processual archaeology, for it will provide powerful stimuli for a necessary dialogue within archaeology." American Anthropologist
The third edition of this classic introduction to archaeological theory and method has been fully updated to address the burgeoning of theoretical debate throughout the discipline. Ian Hodder and Scott Hutson argue that archaeologists must bring to bear a variety of perspectives in the complex and uncertain task of 'translating the meaning of past texts into their own contemporary language'. While remaining centred on the importance of meaning, agency and history, the authors explore cutting-edge developments in areas such post-structuralism, neo-evolutionary theory and phenomenology.