Thinking about Production: Phenomenological Classification and Lexical Semantics

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Abstract

Evaluating and rethinking central disciplinary ideas is an essential part of the process of developing knowledge and understanding. Part of the process is the consideration of how we define and classify the phenomena we study. Many of the chapters in this book explore the continuing salience of entrenched ideas about production and offer up either reworked definitions or new categories of objects and behaviors related to production. Careful reflection on these essays reveals why it is equally important to consider how we identify these phenomena in archaeological contexts.

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