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Archaeology and Anthropology
Past, Present and Future

Edited By

David Shankland

ISBN 9781847889652
Published July 1, 2013 by Routledge
254 Pages

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Book Description

Though archaeologists have long acknowledged the work of social anthropologists, anthropologists have been much less eager to repay the compliment. This volume argues that the time has come to recognise the insights archaeological approaches can bring to anthropology. Archaeology's rigorous approach to evidence and material culture; its ability to develop flexible research methodologies; its readiness to work with large-scale models of comparative social change, and to embrace the latest technology all means that it can offer valuable methods that can enrich and enhance current anthropological thinking.Cross-disciplinary and international in scope, this exciting volume draws together cutting-edge essays on the relationship between the two disciplines, arguing for greater collaboration and pointing to new concepts and approaches for anthropology. With contributions from leading scholars, this book will be essential reading for students and scholars of archaeology, anthropology and related disciplines.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Archaeology and Anthropology: Divorce and Partial ReconciliationDavid Shankland (University of Bristol, UK)Big Revolutions, Two Small Disciplines and SocialismChris Hann (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany)Whose Rights to Which Past? Archaeologists, Anthropologists, and the Ethics of Heritage in the Global Hierarchy of ValueMichael Herzfeld (Harvard University, USA)Archaeology and Anthropology: the state Of the RelationshipIan Hodder (University of Stanford, USA)No More Ancient; No More Human: the Future Past of Archaeology and AnthropologyTim Ingold (Aberdeen University, UK)Sacred Architecture: Archaeological and Anthropological PerspectivesRichard Irvine (University of Cambridge, UK)Life with Things: Archaeology and MaterialityRosemary Joyce (University of California, Berkeley, USA)Archaeological Ethnography: Materiality, Heritage and Hybrid Methodologies Lynn Meskell (Stanford University, USA)The Anthropological Imagination and British Iron Age SocietyPaul Sillitoe (Durham University, UK)The Interdisciplinary Value of SpaceStella Souvatzi (Hellenic Open University/Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus) Encountering the Past: Unearthing Remnants of Humans in Archaeology and AnthropologyPaola Filippucci (Cambridge University, UK), Joost Fontein (University of Edinburgh, UK), John Harries (University of Edinburgh, UK) and Cara Krmpotich (University of Oxford, UK)Archaeology, Anthropology and Material ThingsJulian Thomas (Manchester University, UK)Index

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David Shankland is Reader in Social Anthropology, University of Bristol, UK