All posts tagged with diffusion

Heyerdahl hyperdiffusion

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Martin Rundkvist has been giving a series of lectures about pseudoarchaeologists. Today he writes about Thor Heyerdahl, setting his ideas into the mid-20th-c...

Kulturkreise of the Paleolithic Era

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I’m reading through the English translation of The Culture Historical Method of Ethnology by Wilhelm Schmidt – one of the practitioners of the Vienna School ...

Julian Steward and the logic of diffusion

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I’ve had a tremendous response to the last entry in the diffusion series, which discussed the treatment of cultural diffusion by the Boasian school. I really...