Anthropology/Archaeology- Cognitive Archaeology

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This essay discusses cognitive archaeology or "archaeology of the mind," in the context of the rock art at La Maria in southern Argentina

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When archaeologists study past cultures, there are some concepts, which areunambiguous to us, thanks to literature and other forms of record keeping. Unfortunately,there are some matters we are not as lucky with, such as long-ago peoples perception,description, and classification of the universe, (278) which Kelly and Thomas define ascognitive archaeology. However, processual archaeologists have a hard time accepting thisidea, since they prefer to rely heavily on the scientific process and how they can relate it toall aspects of the human condition. Nonetheless, humans are not r
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