Preface; Introduction: towards a mature archaeology Ian Hodder; Part I. Ethnographic models: pre-depositional theory: 1. Anthropological models in archaeological perspective George Dalton; 2. Kalinga pottery: an ethnoarchaeological study William Longacre; 3. Society, economy and culture: an ethnographic case study amongst the Lozi Ian Hodder; 4. People and space: a case study on material behaviour Roland Flectcher; Part II. Settlement Pattern: despositional, post-depositional and analytical theory: 5. Stone Age visiting cards: approaches to the study of early land use patterns Glynn Isaac; 6. Off-site archaeology: an alternative approach for the short-sited Robert Foley; 7. Black holes in British prehistory: the analysis of settlement distributions Les Groube; 8. The colonisation of Europe: the analysis of settlement processes Fred Hamond; Part III. Subsistence Pattern: analytical and interpretive theory: 9. Population, resources and explanation in prehistory Paul Wilkinson; 10. Plough and pastoralism: aspects of the secondary products revolution Andrew Sherratt; 11. Counting sheep in Neolithic and Bronze Age Greece Paul Halstead; 12. The effects of environmental change on the scheduling of visits to the Elands Bay Cave, Cape Province S.A John Parkington; Part IV. Social Pattern: analytical and interpretive theory: 13. Conceptual frameworks for the explanation of sociocultural change Christopher Tilley; 14. Archaeological theory and communal burial in prehistoric Europe Robert Chapman; 15. Towards a socioeconomic model for the Middle Bronze Age in southern England Ann Ellison; Index.