The Resource W.C. McKern and the Midwestern Taxonomic Method, R. Lee Lyman and Michael J. O'Brien

W.C. McKern and the Midwestern Taxonomic Method, R. Lee Lyman and Michael J. O'Brien

Label
W.C. McKern and the Midwestern Taxonomic Method
Title
W.C. McKern and the Midwestern Taxonomic Method
Statement of responsibility
R. Lee Lyman and Michael J. O'Brien
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book explains the deep influence of biological methods and theories on the practice of Americanist archaeology by exploring W.C. McKern's use of Linnaean taxonomy as the model for development of a pottery classification system. By the early 20th century, North American archaeologists had found evidence of a plethora of prehistoric cultures displaying disparate geographic and chronological distributions. But there were no standards or algorithms for specifying when a culture was distinct or identical to another in a nearby or distant region. Will Carleton McKern of the Milwaukee Public Mu
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Cataloging source
CUZ
Dewey number
977/.01
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E78.M67
LC item number
L96 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Classics in southeastern archaeology
Label
W.C. McKern and the Midwestern Taxonomic Method, R. Lee Lyman and Michael J. O'Brien
Publication
Note
Includes historical documents by W.C. McKern and others
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-298) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Taxonomic classification and biological taxonomy -- Developing the Midwestern Taxonomic Method, 1930-1935 -- Subsequent developments, 1935-1940 -- Applications, comments, and later proposals -- The Midwestern Taxonomic Method in light of biological systematics -- Culture type classification for midwestern North American archaeology / W.C. McKern (1932) -- A suggested classification of cultures / Carl E. Guthe (1932) -- Local types and the regional distribution of pottery-bearing cultures / W.C. McKern (1933) -- The problem of culture classification / W.C. McKern, Thorne Deuel, and Carl E. Guthe (1933) -- Certain culture classification problems in middle western archaeology / W.C. McKern (1934) -- Some assumptions and implications of the McKern classification system / Thorne Deuel (1937) -- Review of Rediscovering Illinois : archaeological explorations in and around Fulton County / W.C. McKern (1938) -- The McKern and related systems of classification / Thorne Deuel (1939) -- The Midwestern Taxonomic Method as an aid to archaeological culture study / W.C. McKern (1939) -- Application of the Midwestern Taxonomic Method / W.C. McKern (1940) -- Taxonomy and the direct historical approach / W.C. McKern (1942) -- Regarding midwestern archaeological taxonomy / W.C. McKern (1943) -- An inaccurate description of Midwestern Taxonomy / W.C. McKern (1944)
Control code
ocn320324538
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 302 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817382032
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b2417886x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)320324538
  • pebcs0817382038

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