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Reply to Lowe and Barth
Merrilee H. Salmon
Vol. 45, No. 3 (Jul., 1980), pp. 575-579
Published by: Society for American Archaeology
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/279876
Page Count: 5
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In this reply the author attempts to answer criticisms and to clarify some points made in "What Can Systems Theory Do for Archaeology?" (Salmon 1978). Particular emphasis is placed on the distinction between philosophical models of explanation and empirical models of phenomena. Some confusion has arisen because the term "systems model" has been applied to both types.
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