عنوان مقاله [English]
The epistemology of archeology consists in the epistemological criticisms, analyses and evaluations of this particular scientific field that is generally concerned with exploring, discovering, gathering and defining the historical, cultural, and social legacy of mankind, together with gaining knowledge of those societies which are now deserted and extinct.
After more than two centuries of excavations, observations, learning, and practicing, the archeologists are now possessed of a huge body of literature and sources, concepts and statements, schools and perspectives.
Multifarious, poly form and polygenic, the concept of archeology raises important problems regarding its nature, the mechanism of its application as a science, and the reason for applying it as such, and many other fundamental questions which must be dealt with within the theoretical framework of epistemology. The present article has taken up some of these key issues.