Archaeological Theory Products

  • Crossing the Human Threshold

    Dynamic Transformation and Persistent Places during the Middle Pleistocene

    Edited by Clive Gamble, Matthew Pope, Beccy Scott

    When was the human threshold crossed? What is the evidence for evolving humans and their emerging humanity? This volume explores in a global overview the archaeology of the Middle Pleistocene, 800,000 to 130,000 years ago when evidence for innovative cultural behaviour appeared. The evidence shows…

    Hardback – 2017-09-27 
    Routledge
    Frames and Debates in Deep Human History

  • Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West

    The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France

    Edited by Louise Tythacott

    In October 1860, at the culmination of the Second Opium War, British and French troops looted and destroyed one of the most important palace complexes in imperial China - the Yuanmingyuan. Known in the West as the "Summer Palace", this site consisted of thousands of buildings housing a vast art…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21 
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • A Material History of Medieval and Early Modern Ciphers

    Edited by Katherine Ellison, Susan Kim

    The first cultural history of early modern cryptography, this collection brings together scholars in history, literature, music, the arts, mathematics, and computer science who study ciphering and deciphering from new materialist, media studies, cognitive studies, disability studies, and other…

    Hardback – 2017-09-13 
    Routledge
    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

  • Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art

    By Chloë N. Duckworth, Anne E. Sassin

    The myriad ways in which colour and light have been adapted and applied in the art, architecture, and material culture of past societies is the focus of this interdisciplinary volume. Light and colour’s iconographic, economic, and socio-cultural implications are considered by established and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-12 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-09-04 
    Routledge India

  • 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

  • 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

    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

    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

  • 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

    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

  • Comparativism in Art History

    Edited by Jaś Elsner

    Featuring some of the major voices in the world of art history, this volume explores the methodological aspects of comparison in the historiography of the discipline. The chapters assess the strengths and weaknesses of comparative practice in the history of art, and consider the larger issue of the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-08
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

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