Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Ethnoarchaeology

Living archaeology; the study of the lifeways of living societies to understand and interpret, by ethnographic analogy, the archaeological record. J. Yellin and L. Binford are archaeologists who have utilized this method; the former lived among the Kung San in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa and the latter among the Nunamiut caribou hunters of northern Alaska.

See middle range research.

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