but if you read the papers of the Soc of ants of Scotland (for example)
there is plenty of debate about things like social context in the 19th century.
And my archaeological education in the 1970s was very art historical - ie
how pot shapes changed thru time
But i think I am getting the idea that antiquarians may still exist - being
interested in things old for their own sake whereas archaeologists see them
as a means to an end - interpretation of the human condition?