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Title: Ethnoarchaeology at Sos Höyük
Subtitle: A Preliminary Report
Author(s): HOPKINS, Liza
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 36    Date: 1999   
Pages: 132-149
DOI: 10.2143/ANES.36.0.525787

Abstract :
Ethnoarchaeology is but one in a series of multi-disciplinary approaches required by contemporary large-scale archaeological projects. The role of the ethnoarchaeologist is to observe the correlations between contemporary behaviour and the patterning such behaviour creates in material culture. These observations may in turn be used to suggest behavioural correlates of ancient material culture patterning. The ethnoarchaeological research project at Sos Höyük has focused on observations of a functioning community occupying the same physical space as the ancient settlement, and noting the reflection, distortion and inversion of socioideological factors in contemporary material culture. Similar transforms may then be suggested to account for behavioural influences over ancient material cultural remains.

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