6039Re: RES: [ANE-2] Re: New Theory on the Evolution of Egypt
- Sep 11, 2007Martín Segovia wrote:
>There is a wealth of literature on the inherent dangers of uncritically
> --- In ANEfirstname.lastname@example.org, Mikey Brass <michael.brass@...> wrote:
>> Getting *ideas* from reading a a broad range of ethnography is not
>> something I disagree with, of course. However, successfully
>> ethnographic concepts is a different animal.
> Well, you don´t know if what you find in one
> region of the world can be "applied" to another
> until you try and see how well it explains the
> problem at hand there or not, but a priori
> rejecting that it can be applied or expressing
> a distrust to such approaches is closing one´s
> mind to possibilities that can be good answers
> to problems such as the birth and growth of
> complexity in a given place and time.
applying ethnography. There have been too many inaccurate instances of
applying non-African ethnography to African contexts for me to be
anything but cautious. I trust you noticed that what I stated in my
messages differs from your above summary of them.
Best, Mikey Brass
MA in Archaeology degree, University College London
"The Antiquity of Man" http://www.antiquityofman.com
Book: "The Antiquity of Man: Artifactual, fossil and gene records explored"
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