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Ontology, World Archaeology, and the Recent Past

April 2016 (120.2)

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Ontology, World Archaeology, and the Recent Past

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Ontology, World Archaeology, and the Recent Past

By William Caraher

American Journal of Archaeology Vol. 120, No. 2 (April 2016), pp. 325–331

DOI: 10.3764/aja.120.2.0325

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