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Lithic Sites of the La Sal Mountains, Southeastern Utah (1974)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Dee F. Green.

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This Way to the Sacrificial Table: The Mystification of the Mundane in the Archaeological Record (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kenneth Feder.

In the Martian Chronicles, author Ray Bradbury describes the ruins of an ancient Martian city in this way: "Perfect, faultless, in ruins, yes, but perfect, nonetheless." The notion that archaeological sites are perfect, precisely because of an appearance of decay, resides at the center of a worldview in which the archaeological record is inherently mysterious, removed from any connection to the mundane world of hunting camps, farmsteads, and industrial complexes of ordinary human beings. In this...