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Centre and Periphery

Comparative Studies in Archaeology, 1st Edition

Edited by Tim Champion


264 pages

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There has recently been much interest among geographers, historians and political theorists in concepts of centre and periphery. In this book a wide range of studies consider how such concepts can be used to clarify our understanding of pre-capitalist societies.


'This span of time and place is succesfully unified by skilful editing to bring out some important themes concerning the `Centre/Periphery' framework and, especially, the problems of recognising ethnicity in the archaeological record.' - Oxbow Book News

'Champion's "Introduction" provides a general analysis of asymmetrical interactions, or those "between societies with markedly diferent patterns of social and economic organization" … This outstanding overview creates an effective framework on which to hang 13 diverse papers. These papers are tightly written and good editing has successfully merged them into a very useful volume. - American Antiquity

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology