is Archaeology a science?

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hermeneutika

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Nov 30, 2022, 1:50:06 PM11/30/22
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i hope there are no archaeologists in here? Just asking the question really.

btw who said " i have looked upon the face of Agamemnon"?



Kendall K. Down

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Nov 30, 2022, 1:59:32 PM11/30/22
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On 30/11/2022 16:56, hermeneutika wrote:

> i hope there are no archaeologists in here? Just asking the question really.

There are two parts to archaeology: digging, and interpreting.

Digging is pretty much a science these days, with standard procedures
and methods of reporting. Every last particle of dirt is subject to
examination to extract as much evidence as possible.

Interpretation, however, is not a science. It is intuition and
guesswork. It may be very plausible, it may even be right, but of course
you have no way of knowing for sure.

> btw who said " i have looked upon the face of Agamemnon"?

Schliemann, if I remember correctly.

God bless,
Kendall K. Down



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