In both your books and your lectures, you appear to critique archaeologists’ names for the Stone Age, Bronze Age and others. You say that these names define the people of these times by what they produced. However, these names derive from the fact that archaeologists rely on physical artifacts to classify periods of time. Saying “stone age,” simply means, “this is the age during which all the stone tools we”ve found were made,” not, “these people are defined by their use of stone.” Although I understand the sentiment behind it, I think that particular objection is unjustified. There are more apt places to find examples of our culture’s “product focus.”
Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!