Chapter 1: The problem

In some way the book seems to a reaction to the New archaeology (1960's and 70's). And it looks that one red tape in the book/chapter is that Archaeology is archaeology is archaeology (page 1), meaning that archaeology is not just applying existing sciences (like statistics, history, anthropology, etc.). And the interpretation of the past needs to incorporate cultural meanings, intentions and purposes (page 10).
The three main items for the proposed archaeology are (page 1-2):
A general statement: The meaning of normative in this book is not descriptive culture history, but more the shared ideas or the what should be done (norms refer to behavior) (page 9)

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