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Encyclopedia > 1957 in archaeology

The year 1957 in archaeology included many events, some of which are listed below. Importance and applicability Most of human history is not described by any written records. ...


See also: 1956 in archaeology, other events of 1957, 1958 in archaeology and the list of years in archaeology. 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The following entries cover events related to the study of archaeology which occurred in the listed year. ...


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Archaeology (4140 words)
But although archaeology uses extensively the methods, techniques, and results of the physical and biological sciences, it is not a natural science; some consider it a discipline that is half science and half humanity.
Archaeology proper began with an interest in the Greeks and Romans and first developed in 18th-century Italy with the excavations of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
The development of scientific archaeology in 19th-century Europe from the antiquarianism and treasure collecting of the previous three centuries was due to three things: a geological revolution, an antiquarian revolution, and the propagation of the doctrine of evolution.
Biblical Archaeology Society (144 words)
Lecturing from the perspective of a biblical theologian, Anderson stresses the interrelationship of theology and history.
He maintains that archaeology is essential to properly understand the historical context of the bible.
The Bible relates a literary, elitist version of the religion of Israel, whereas archaeology reveals the social context of Israelite religion, including folk religion and counterculture.
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