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Archaeological theory books

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Mobility and Pottery Production Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives by Caroline Heitz Mobility and Pottery Production Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives


Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018

Multispecies Archaeology by Suzanne E. Pilaar Birch Multispecies Archaeology

Multispecies Archaeology explores the issue of ecological and cultural novelty in the archaeological record from a multispecies perspective. Human exceptionalism and our place in nature have long been topics of academic consideration and archaeology has been synonymous with an axclusively...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/02/2018

Iconoclasm and Later Prehistory by Henry Chapman Iconoclasm and Later Prehistory

Iconoclasm, or the destruction of images and other symbols, is a subject that has significant resonance today. Traditionally focusing on examples such as those from late Antiquity, Byzantium, the Protestant Reformation and the French Revolution, iconoclasm implies intentioned attacks that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/02/2018

Language and Classification Meaning-Making in the Classification and Categorization of Ceramics by Allison (University of Mississippi, USA) Burkette Language and Classification Meaning-Making in the Classification and Categorization of Ceramics
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This volume adopts a practice-based approach to examine the different ways in which classification is communicated and negotiated in different environments within archaeology. The book looks specifically at the archaeological classification of ceramics as a lens through which to examine...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/02/2018

Ritual Failure Archaeological Perspectives by Vasiliki G. Koutrafouri Ritual Failure Archaeological Perspectives


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/12/2017

Crossing the Human Threshold Dynamic Transformation and Persistent Places During the Middle Pleistocene by Matt (UCL, UK) Pope Crossing the Human Threshold Dynamic Transformation and Persistent Places During the Middle Pleistocene
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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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/11/2017

Archaeology by Gaynor Aaltonen Archaeology


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Tarascan Pottery Production in Michoacan, Mexico An Ethnoarchaeological Perspective by Eduardo Williams Tarascan Pottery Production in Michoacan, Mexico An Ethnoarchaeological Perspective

This book examines a contemporary pottery tradition in Mesoamerica, but also looks back to the earliest examples of cultural development in this area. By means of ethnographic analogy and ceramic ecology, this study seeks to shed light on a modern...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

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Mobility and Pottery Production Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives by Caroline Heitz Mobility and Pottery Production Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives


Format: Hardback - Released: 28/02/2018

The Westford Knight and Henry Sinclair Evidence of a 14th Century Scottish Voyage to North America by David Goudsward, Robert E. Stone The Westford Knight and Henry Sinclair Evidence of a 14th Century Scottish Voyage to North America
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The Westford Knight is a controversial stone feature in Massachusetts. The story of the Westford Knight is a mix of history, archaeology, sociology, and Knights Templar lore. This work unravels the threads of the Knight's history, separating fact from fantasy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2018

Rethinking the Archaeology of Communities An Alternative Approach to Human Relations, Material Life, and Cultural Heritage by Maria Theresia Starzmann Rethinking the Archaeology of Communities An Alternative Approach to Human Relations, Material Life, and Cultural Heritage


Format: Hardback - Released: 07/03/2018

The Archaeology of Art Materials, Practices, Affects by Andrew Cochrane, Andrew Meirion Jones The Archaeology of Art Materials, Practices, Affects
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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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2018

The Archaeology of Art Materials, Practices, Affects by Andrew Cochrane, Andrew Meirion Jones The Archaeology of Art Materials, Practices, Affects
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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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/05/2018

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Historical Archaeologies of Cognition Explorations into Faith, Hope and Charity by James Symonds Historical Archaeologies of Cognition Explorations into Faith, Hope and Charity

This book unravels specific cultural moments in well-documented historical periods across the modern world. These studies range from the early 17th century to the late 20th century and employ theory from archaeology and anthropology to elucidate the complex links between...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

Dwelling Heidegger, Archaeology, Mortality by Philip Tonner Dwelling Heidegger, Archaeology, Mortality

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, Julian...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

An Archaeology of Skill Metalworking Skill and Material Specialization in Early Bronze Age Central Europe by Maikel H. G. Kuijpers An Archaeology of Skill Metalworking Skill and Material Specialization in Early Bronze Age Central Europe

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,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

The Archaeological Activities of James Douglas in Sussex between 1809 and 1819 by Malcolm Lyne The Archaeological Activities of James Douglas in Sussex between 1809 and 1819

James Douglas (1753-1819) was a polymath, well ahead of his time in both the fields of archaeology and earth-sciences. This book recounts his archaeological and other activities in Sussex during the first two decades of the 19th century.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

Working with the Past: Towards an Archaeology of Recycling by Dragos Gheorghiu Working with the Past: Towards an Archaeology of Recycling

This book invites archaeologists to approach the significant process of recycling within the archaeological record at two different levels: of artefacts and of landscape.
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2017

Agency Uncovered Archaeological Perspectives on Social Agency, Power, and Being Human by Andrew Gardner Agency Uncovered Archaeological Perspectives on Social Agency, Power, and Being Human

This book questions the value of the concept of 'agency', a term used in sociological and philosophical literature to refer to individual free will in archaeology. On the one hand it has been argued that previous generations of archaeologists, in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium Introducing Current Perspectives by Craig N. Cipolla, Oliver J. T. Harris Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium Introducing Current Perspectives
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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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/06/2017

Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium Introducing Current Perspectives by Craig N. Cipolla, Oliver J. T. Harris Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium Introducing Current Perspectives
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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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017

The Archaeology of Time Travel Experiencing the Past in the 21st Century by Bodil Petersson The Archaeology of Time Travel Experiencing the Past in the 21st Century

This volume explores the relevance of time travel as a characteristic contemporary way to approach the past.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/05/2017

Local Societies in Bronze Age Northern Europe by Nils Anfinset, Melanie Wrigglesworth Local Societies in Bronze Age Northern Europe
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This book aims to understand the process of the Bronze Age societies of Northern Europe which are often regarded as the periphery and a bleak contrast to the Central European Bronze Age. The Bronze Age is the first globalised period...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2017

A Critique of Archaeological Reason Structural, Digital, and Philosophical Aspects of the Excavated Record by Giorgio (University of California, Los Angeles) Buccellati A Critique of Archaeological Reason Structural, Digital, and Philosophical Aspects of the Excavated Record
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This book defines the concept of 'archaeological reason', and provides a new approach to archaeological excavations, philosophical hermeneutics, and digital theory.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2017

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