chapter  9
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Theoretical Archaeology in Relation to Practice

The remaining chapters of this book are devoted to Klejn’s theoretical archaeology. More speci cally, the following two chapters are primarily devoted to an exposition of Metaarchaeology (2001a)1-a work in which Klejn develops views he had rst presented in Archaeological Sources (1978) and Archaeological Typology (1982). The nal chapter of the book is devoted to the aspect of Klejn’s work that I nd most interesting: his comparison between archaeology and forensic science. I compare Klejn’s comparison with an earlier comparison drawn by R. G. Collingwood, and I ask whether Klejn is right to draw his comparison as closely as he does.