Alfred Louis Kroeber


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(1876–1960) [Bi]

American anthropologist and archaeologist who advocated the efficiency of seriation as a means of understanding artefact sequences. He formally defined the idea of the horizon style. He carried out fieldwork on Californian shell mounds, and in Peru he excavated sites at Cahuachi and Estaqueria in the Nasca region.


J. H. Rowe, 1962, Alfred Louis Kroeber, 1876–1960. American Antiquity, 27(3), 395–415

Subjects: Social Sciences.

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