Reading questions for May 12:

Section: Explanation and anthropological goals

Context: the publication of New Perspectives in Archaeology (1968)

1.    What are Lee’s and Aberle’s main criticisms of the collection (82)?

2.    What are the levels of explanation advocated by Deetz and Fritz? (82 right column-top of right column on 83)?

3.    What ambiguities arise in terms of the covering law model (1st full paragraph on 83-end of first paragraph right column on 84)?

4.    What are the further problems outlined beginning in the first full paragraph of the right column on 84-top of right column 85?