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Archaeological Theory Today: Edited by lan Hodder 40.200, 04 Archaeological Theory Today Edited by lan Hodder Polity Copyright © this collection Polity Press 2001. Chapter 5 © Colin Renfrew. First published in 2001 by Polity Press in association with Blackwell Publishers Ltd Editorial office: Polity Press 65 Bridge Street Cambridge CB2 1UR, UK Marketing and production: Blackwell Publishers Ltd 108 Cowley Road Oxford OX4 1JF, UK Published in the USA by Blackwell Publishers Inc. Commerce Place 350 Main Street Malden, MA 02148, USA All rights reserved. Except for the quotation of short passages for the purposes of criticism and review, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher. Except in the United States of America, this book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, re-sold, hired out, or otherwise circulated without the publisher’s prior consent in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition including this condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser. ISBN 0-7456-2268-2 ISBN 0-7456-2269-0 (pbk) A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library and has been applied for from the Library of Congress. ‘Typeset in 10 on 12 pt Sabon by Best-set Typesetter Ltd., Hong Kong Printed in Great Britain by MPG Books Ltd, Bodmin, Cornwall This book is printed on acid-free paper. Contents List of Figures and Tables List of Contributors 1 Introduction: A Review of Contemporary Theoretical Debates in Archaeology lan Hodder Behavioral Archaeology: Toward a New Synthesis Vincent M. LaMotta and Michael B. Schiffer 3 Evolutionary Archaeology Robert D. Leonard 4 Archaeological Theory and Theories of Cognitive Evolution Steven Mithen 5 Symbol before Concept: Material Engagement and the Early Development of Society Colin Renfrew 6 Agency, the Duality of Structure, and the Problem of the Archaeological Record John C. Barrett 7 Archaeologies of Place and Landscape Julian Thomas 8 Archaeologies of Identity Lynn Meskell vil 14 65 98 122 165 187