Cassaro & David: Cultural Diffussion in the Ancient World

from  Earth Ancients

Oct 28, 2017

 

In the history of archaeological theory the term migrationism was opposed to the term diffusionism (or "immobilism") as a means of distinguishing two approaches to explaining the spread of prehistoric archaeological cultures and innovations in artefact. Migrationism explains cultural change in terms of human migration, while diffusionism relies on explanations based on trans-cultural diffusion of ideas rather than populations (pots, not people).Western archaeology the first half of the 20th cent...more

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