A Review on the Roots of Marxist Approach in Archaeology
International Journal of Archaeology
Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015, Pages: 33-38
Received: Aug. 26, 2015; Accepted: Sep. 9, 2015; Published: Oct. 19, 2015
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Soner Akin, Mustafa Kemal University, Kırıkhan Community Vocational School, Public Administration Branch, Hatay, Turkey
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Abstract
Marxist approach in archaeology simply orients us towards thinking archaeological data, information and knowledge in Marxist perspective. As it was seen rather a theoretical stance, we could have a chance on witnessing some organized attempts in worlds history. For instance 20th century can be seen the beginning point by the followers in Soviet Union within activation. As is well known, archaeology reached scientific base after the death of Karl Marx. Still the theoretical improvement of the approach was conducted by other contributors. In this paper the literature and the rise of praxis about Marxist archaeology was analyzed in order to understand today’s practices more properly along with their effects on producing archaeological knowledge, after in situ practices or other applicatory academic work. This study helped us understand the position of today’s archaeological knowledge with their main economic and political background based on Marxism.
Keywords
Marxist Archeology, History in Marxism, Marxist Archaeological Knowledge, Political Background of Archaeology, Marxist Perspective in Archaeology
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Soner Akin, A Review on the Roots of Marxist Approach in Archaeology, International Journal of Archaeology. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2015, pp. 33-38. doi: 10.11648/j.ija.20150304.11
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