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Archaeology and its Discontents Why Archaeology Matters

Archaeology and its Discontents: Why Archaeology Matters

1st Edition

By John C. Barrett
March 31, 2021

Archaeology and its Discontents examines the state of archaeology today and its development throughout the twentieth century, making a powerful case for new approaches. Surveying the themes of twentieth-century archaeological theory, Barrett looks at their successes, limitations, and failures....

Change and Archaeology

Change and Archaeology

1st Edition

By Rachel J. Crellin
May 06, 2020

Change and Archaeology explores how archaeologists have historically described, interpreted, and explained change, and argues that change has been under-theorised. The study of change is central to the discipline of archaeology, but change is complex, and this makes it challenging to write about ...

Assemblage Thought and Archaeology

Assemblage Thought and Archaeology

1st Edition

By Ben Jervis
December 13, 2018

From examinations of prehistoric burial to understanding post-industrial spaces and heritage practices, the writing of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari is gaining increasing importance within archaeological thought. Their concept of ‘assemblages’ allows us to explore the past in new ways, by ...

The Archaeology of Art Materials, Practices, Affects

The Archaeology of Art: Materials, Practices, Affects

1st Edition

By Andrew Meirion Jones, Andrew Cochrane
May 24, 2018

How can archaeologists interpret ancient art and images if they do not treat them as symbols or signifiers of identity? Traditional approaches to the archaeology of art have borrowed from the history of art and the anthropology of art by focusing on iconography, meaning, communication and ...

The Archaeology of Time

The Archaeology of Time

1st Edition

By Gavin Lucas
January 21, 2005

It might seem obvious that time lies at the heart of archaeology, since archaeology is about the past. However, the issue of time is complicated and often problematic, and although we take it very much for granted, our understanding of time affects the way we do archaeology.This book is an ...

The Archaeology of Personhood An Anthropological Approach

The Archaeology of Personhood: An Anthropological Approach

1st Edition

By Chris Fowler
May 20, 2004

Bringing together a wealth of research in social and cultural anthropology, philosophy and related fields, this is the first book to address the contribution that an understanding of personhood can make to our interpretations of the past Applying an anthropological approach to detailed case studies...

Archaeology, Ritual, Religion

Archaeology, Ritual, Religion

1st Edition

By Timothy Insoll
May 17, 2004

The archaeology of religion is a much neglected area, yet religious sites and artefacts constitute a major area of archaeological evidence. Timothy Insoll presents an introductory statement on the archaeology of religion, examining what archaeology can tell us about religion, the problems of ...

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