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Notes from the 2002 Preface to Systematics in Prehistory (Dunnell 1971)
“Systematics is nothing if not a debunking of the ‘objectivity’ of science, all science, by demonstrating that its ‘facts’ are constructions. The crucial distinction is not between objective and subjective, however, but between explicit and implicit formulation. Consequently postprocessualists miss the methodological point of Systematics: Recognizing the constructed nature of kind allows one to control the construction, to be able to sort observation into artifact and ‘reality’.”
Dunnell, Robert C. 1971. Systematics in Prehistory. New York: Free Press.