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Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece$
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Anthony Snodgrass

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748623334

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.001.0001

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A Paradigm Shift in Classical Archaeology?

A Paradigm Shift in Classical Archaeology?

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(p.78) Chapter 4 A Paradigm Shift in Classical Archaeology?
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Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece
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Anthony Snodgrass

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.003.0004

This chapter sets the recent and partial transformation in the content and practice of classical archaeology against the background of Thomas S. Kuhn's well-known work, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, first published in 1962. A word or two is in place about Kuhn's analysis of how revolutions happen in the sciences, noting his view that, on an initially small scale, they happen very frequently. A ‘paradigm shift’ is what occurs when, perhaps at first in only one small part of one discipline, new beliefs, values and techniques are embraced. Really important paradigm shifts are ones which seriously interrupt the progress of the other main element of Kuhn's antithesis, ‘normal science’. This chapter presents examples which illustrate how, usually in combination, some of the following themes have recently been raised: rural life, domestic life, neglected periods, dedications, burial and the more backward regions of Greece.

Keywords:   Greece, classical archaeology, Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, paradigm shift, normal science, rural life, domestic life, burial, dedications

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