Time perspectivism: origins and consequences

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  • Geoff Bailey
  • Simon Holdaway (Editor)
  • LuAnn Wandsnider (Editor)


Publication details

Title of host publicationTime in Archaeology: Time Perspectivism Revisited
DatePublished - 2008
Number of pages17
PublisherUtah University Press
Place of PublicationUtah
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)978-0-87480-929-9


This chapter discusses the history of the development of time perspectivism and the nature of palimpsests.Particular attention is directed to the definition of these terms, the historical context in which the ideas arose, their wider meaning and significance, the difficulties that have inhibited their acceptance and their practical implementation, and the consequences that must follow from fully embracing a time perspective view of the world.

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The University of Utah Press. Reproduced with permission from the publisher.

    Research areas

  • Archaeology, Palimpsest, Time, Time perspectivism, Uniformitarianism, World Prehistory

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