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Archaeology as cultural history : words and things in Iron Age Greece

Author: Ian Morris
Publisher: Malden, Mass : Blackwell, 2000.
Series: Social archaeology.
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"This book shows the reader how much archaeologists can learn from recent developments in cultural history. Cultural historians deal with many of the same issues as postprocessual archaeologists, but have developed much more sophisticated methods for thinking about change through time and the textuality of all forms of evidence. The author uses the particular case of Iron Age Greece (c. 1100-300 BC) to argue that  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Morris
ISBN: 0631174095 9780631174097 0631196021 9780631196020
OCLC Number: 40821089
Description: xiv, 358 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
Archaeology as cultural history --
Archaeologies of Greece --
Inventing a dark age --
Equality for men --
Antithetical cultures --
The past, the east, and the hero of Lefkandi --
Rethinking time and space.
Series Title: Social archaeology.
Responsibility: Ian Morris.
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