History and Sociology of Science

In Sandra L. López Varela (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences. Oxford: (2018)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
The relationship between archaeology and other sciences has only recently become a research topic for sociologists and historians of science. From the 1950s to the present day, different approaches have been taken and the aims of research studies have changed considerably. Besides methodological textbooks, which aim at advancing archaeological knowledge, historians of archaeology have tackled this question by exploring the development of archaeology as a scientific discipline. More recently, collaborations between archaeologists and other scientists have been examined as a general phenomenon regarding transfers of knowledge and power relationships between specialists, organizations, and scientific tools, where archaeology is considered as a scientific practice. Adopting a sociohistorical perspective, this entry examines the specificity of aims, facts, and procedures shared by archaeologists and other scientists regarding the crucial question of measuring time and computations.
PhilPapers/Archive ID
DELHAS
Upload history
Archival date: 2019-01-14
View other versions
Added to PP index
2019-01-14

Total views
127 ( #29,796 of 51,428 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
26 ( #22,328 of 51,428 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.