Archaeology: Archaeological Theory

  • The Archaeology of Portable Art: Southeast Asian, Pacific, and Australian Perspectives book cover

    The Archaeology of Portable Art

    Southeast Asian, Pacific, and Australian Perspectives

    Edited by Michelle Langley, Mirani Litster, Duncan Wright, Sally K May

    Hardback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge

  • History and Material Culture: A Student's Guide to Approaching Alternative Sources book cover

    History and Material Culture

    A Student's Guide to Approaching Alternative Sources, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Karen Harvey

    Sources are the raw material of history, but whereas the written word has traditionally been seen as the principal source, historians now recognize the value of sources beyond written documents. In this new edition of History and Material Culture, contributors consider a range of objects – from an…

    Paperback – 2017-08-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Guides to Using Historical Sources

  • Archaeology and Buddhism in South Asia book cover

    Archaeology and Buddhism in South Asia

    By Himanshu Prabha Ray

    This book traces the archaeological trajectory of the expansion of Buddhism and its regional variations in South Asia. Focusing on the multi-religious context of the subcontinent in the first millennium BCE, the volume breaks from conventional studies that pose Buddhism as a counter to the Vedic…

    Hardback – 2017-08-28 
    Routledge India

  • Sentient Conceptualizations: Time in Archaeology book cover

    Sentient Conceptualizations

    Time in Archaeology

    By Cristian Simonetti

    Sentient Conceptualisations considers how scientists studying the past have understood time in relation to space, focusing on the relationship between feeling and thinking. It represents an anthropological attempt to comprehend how archaeologists and those working in related disciplines develop…

    Hardback – 2017-08-16 
    Routledge

  • Dwelling: Heidegger, Archaeology, Mortality book cover

    Dwelling

    Heidegger, Archaeology, Mortality

    By Philip Tonner

    Dwelling: Heidegger, Archaeology, Mortality negotiates the discourses of phenomenology, archaeology and palaeoanthropology in order to extend the ‘dwelling perspective’, an approach in the social sciences particularly associated with Tim Ingold and a number of other thinkers, including Chris Tilley…

    Hardback – 2017-08-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • An Archaeology of Skill: Metalworking Skill and Material Specialization in Early Bronze Age Central Europe book cover

    An Archaeology of Skill

    Metalworking Skill and Material Specialization in Early Bronze Age Central Europe

    By Maikel H.G. Kuijpers

    Material is the mother of innovation and it is through skill that innovations are brought about. This core thesis that is developed in this book identifies skill as the linchpin of – and missing link between – studies on craft, creativity, innovation, and material culture. Through a detailed study…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Archaeology in the Making: Conversations through a Discipline book cover

    Archaeology in the Making

    Conversations through a Discipline

    Edited by William L Rathje, Michael Shanks, Christopher Witmore

    Archaeology in the Making is a collection of bold statements about archaeology, its history, how it works, and why it is more important than ever. This book comprises conversations about archaeology among some of its notable contemporary figures. They delve deeply into the questions that have come…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Materiality and Consumption in the Bronze Age Mediterranean book cover

    Materiality and Consumption in the Bronze Age Mediterranean

    By Louise Steel

    The importance of cultural contacts in the East Mediterranean has long been recognized and is the focus of ongoing international research. Fieldwork in the Aegean, Egypt, Cyprus, and the Levant continues to add to our understanding of the nature of this contact and its social and economic…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium: Introducing Current Perspectives book cover

    Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium

    Introducing Current Perspectives

    By Oliver J. T. Harris, Craig Cipolla

    Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium provides an account of the changing world of archaeological theory and a challenge to more traditional narratives of archaeological thought. It charts the emergence of the new emphasis on relations as well as engaging with other current theoretical trends…

    Paperback – 2017-06-12 
    Routledge

  • Community-based Heritage in Africa: Unveiling Local Research and Development Initiatives book cover

    Community-based Heritage in Africa

    Unveiling Local Research and Development Initiatives

    By Peter R. Schmidt

    This volume provides a powerful alternative to the Western paradigms that have governed archaeological inquiry and heritage studies in Africa. Community-based Heritage Research in Africa boldly shifts focus away from top-down community engagements, usually instigated by elite academic and heritage…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08
    Routledge

  • Material Worlds: Archaeology, Consumption, and the Road to Modernity book cover

    Material Worlds

    Archaeology, Consumption, and the Road to Modernity

    Edited by Barbara J. Heath, Eleanor E. Breen, Lori A. Lee

    Material Worlds examines consumption from an archaeological perspective, broadly exploring the intersection of social relations and objects through the processes of production, distribution, use, reuse, and discard. Interrogating individual objects as well as considering the contexts in which acts…

    Hardback – 2017-03-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Balkan Dialogues: Negotiating Identity between Prehistory and the Present book cover

    Balkan Dialogues

    Negotiating Identity between Prehistory and the Present

    Edited by Maja Gori, Maria Ivanova

    Spatial variation and patterning in the distribution of artefacts are topics of fundamental significance in Balkan archaeology. For decades, archaeologists have classified spatial clusters of artefacts into discrete “cultures”, which have been conventionally treated as bound entities and equated…

    Hardback – 2017-02-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

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