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Assemblage Thought and Archaeology

Assemblage Thought and Archaeology

1st Edition

Ben Jervis
December 11, 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

Andrew Meirion Jones, Andrew Cochrane
June 11, 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

Gavin Lucas
December 02, 2004

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

Chris Fowler
April 08, 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

Timothy Insoll
April 01, 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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