By William L. Fash, Jeremy A. SabloffFor an appreciation of the expansion of yankee archaeology over the second one half the 20 th century, one want glance no extra than the occupation of Gordon R. Willey. A preeminent archaeologist and New global theorist, Willey made innumerable contributions to the prehistory of the Americas and helped determine the prime methodological and theoretical paradigm utilized in American archaeology.
This quantity of unique essays gauges the wide-ranging influence of Willey's lifework. The editors have chosen ten of his key courses and solicited tests in their lasting impression from famous archaeologists.
This quantity not just analyzes Willey's influence on tradition historical past and archaeological suggestion but in addition exhibits his human facet, areas his writing in historic context, and provides a different evaluation of the expansion of yank archaeology over the last six a long time.