Anthropology/Archaeology- Processual Paradigm

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This short essay discusses the processual paradigm in archaeology and anthropology in the context of the Valley of Mexico and Oaxaca.

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Processual archaeology is a paradigm, which focuses on evolutionarygeneralizations, a systemic perspective on culture, and scientific and objectiveexplanations. It is no surprise, then, that Richard Blanton, whos earliest interestswere the sciences, including physics, astronomy, and chemistry, was drawn to thisway of thinking and reflected it throughout his career. With new concerns about theenvironment in the 1960s, Blanton was drawn to archaeology in an effort tounderstand if similar issues, such as overpopulation, had brought about the declineof ancient civilizations.In the Valle
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