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By T. Douglas Price

Investigations of archaeological intrasite spatial styles have typically taken one among instructions: stories that brought and explored tools for the research of archaeological spatial styles or those who defined and analyzed the for­ mation of spatial styles in actuaiistic-ethnographic, experimental, or natu­ ral-contexts. The archaeological reports have been mostly quantitative in nature, desirous about the popularity and definition of styles; the actualistic efforts have been frequently orientated extra towards interpretation, facing how styles shaped and what they intended. Our learn crew on archaeological spatial research on the college of Wisconsin-Madison has been operating for numerous years on either quantitative and interpretive difficulties. either strains of research are heavily comparable and are vital enhances. that allows you to display the convergence of archaeological and actualistic stories for the certainty of intrasite spatial styles, we equipped a sympo­ sium on the 52nd Annual assembly of the Society of yank Archaeology in Toronto, Canada, in could 1987. The symposium, titled "The Interpretation of Stone Age Archaeological Spatial Patterns," was once geared up into classes. The six papers provided within the morning consultation, 5 of which include half I of this quantity, involved in ethnoarchaeological and experimental learn. Michael Schiffer used to be the discussant for this 1/2 the symposium. Our purpose for the ethnoarchaeological contributions to the symposium and quantity used to be the delin­ eation of a few of the numerous accomplishments completed up to now by way of actualistic experiences concerning the formation of spatial styles.

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