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Too Much Common Sense,Not Enough Critical Reflection

Author(s): Thomas Patterson

Year: 2015

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This paper explores two different views about common sense--those of Clifford Geertz and Antonio Gramsci. It examines their presuppositions, their utility for archaeologists, and considers the implications of current common-sense explanations of the past

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Too Much Common Sense,Not Enough Critical Reflection. Thomas Patterson. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395763)


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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America