Experimental Archaeology

Specific theory and method of archaeology, involving the controlled testing of hypotheses about practical aspects of past societies, such as the duplication of known artifacts, effects, or processes, the building of theoretical models simulating past circumstances that are then observed in actual operation through time, and the collection and interpretation of ethnographic data from modern peoples for the information this gives on archaeological questions.

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28249
Names
experimental archaeology
archaeology, experimental
archeology, experimental
experimental archeology
experimentele archeologie Dutch
arqueología experimental Spanish
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300252681. The J. Paul Getty Trust.