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In so far as

Posted by Benjamin yang on April 15, 2004

I am a foreign English learner, and I cannot quite understanding the meaning of the following sentence,
especially the phrase in bracket, can any one help me, thanks.


Just as much as any other historian, an archaeologist studies and tries to reconstitute the process that has created the human world in which we live - and us ourselves (in so far as) we are each creatures of our age and social environment.