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(1938-76). A British archaeologist who made major contributions to archaeological methodology and theory before his death at a tragically early age. His seminal book Analytical Archaeology, published in 1968, is sometimes regarded as heralding in a new era in the development of archaeology, equivalent to the so-called New Archaeology of the United States. Clarke emphasized the need for an explicit theory and a more rigorous methodology in archaeology — both of which are now widely accepted by the new generation of archaeologists.

The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983Copied