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I Wasn't going to Say Anything but Since you Asked; Archaeoastronomy and Archaeology

Author(s): Keith Kintigh

Year: 1992

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Let me first propose two hypotheses: (1) archaeoastronomy has had little impact on mainstream archaeology; and (2) archaeoastronomers feel that their work is under-appreciated by archaeologists. For purposes this essay, I assume that there is an empirical warrant for these hypotheses: that archaeoastronomers do, in fact, feel injured because there has, in fact, been little impact on the larger discipline. My purpose is to provide the perspective of a practicing Southwestern archaeologist on why this situation obtains and the degree to which archaeoastronomy's station within archaeology is commensurate with its contributions.

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I Wasn't going to Say Anything but Since you Asked; Archaeoastronomy and Archaeology. Keith Kintigh. Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy News . 1992 (5): 1. 1992 ( tDAR id: 3565) ; doi:10.6067/XCV86W98KK


Site Type
Rock Art

Investigation Types
Methodology, Theory, or Synthesis

Geographic Keywords
American Southwest

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Contact(s): Keith Kintigh

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