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The archaeology of science : studying the creation of useful knowledge / Michael Brian Schiffer.

Author/Creator:
Schiffer, Michael B.
Publication:
Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, c2013.
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 204 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series:
Manuals in archaeological method, theory, and technique ; 9.
Manuals in archaeological method, theory and technique, 1571-5752 ; 9
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Subjects:
Science -- History.
Archaeology.
Summary:
This manual pulls together-and illustrates with interesting case studies-the variety of specialized and generalized archaeological research strategies that yield new insights into science. Throughout the book there are templates, consisting of questions, to help readers visualize and design their own projects. The manual seeks to be as general as possible, applicable to any society, and so science is defined as the creation of useful knowledge-the kinds of knowledge that enable people to make predictions. The chapters in Part I discuss the scope of the archaeology of science and furnish a con
Contents:
Part I. Introduction
Science: A Behavioral Perspective
Varieties of Scientific Knowledge
Part II. Contributions of Experimental Archaeology
Contributions of Ethnoarchaeology
Contributions of Archaeometry
Part III. The Apparatus of Modern and Early Modern Science
Thomas Edison's Science
Exploration and Colonization
Scientific Expeditions to Antarctica
The US Nuclear Establishment
Archaeology of the Space Age
Discovery Processes: Trial Models.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
Contributor:
George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
ISBN:
9783319000763
3319000764
9783319000770 (electronic bk.)
3319000772 (electronic bk.)
OCLC:
858941147
Publisher Number:
99954831998