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Fragmentation in archaeology : people, places, and broken objects in the prehistory of south eastern Europe

Author: John Chapman
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
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"Fragmentation in Archaeology draws on detailed evidence from the Balkans to place the significance of fragmentation within a broad anthropological context, which links people to objects in production, exchange and consumption through the processes of enchainment and accumulation. This new dynamic is used to explain such diverse phenomena as the Iron Gates Mesolithic, mass sherd deposition in pits, the use of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Chapman
ISBN: 0415158036 9780415158039
OCLC Number: 41886018
Description: xvii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: clearing the ground --
2. Two ways of relating: enchainment and accumulation --
3. Broken and complete objects --
4. Hoards and other sets --
5. People, cemeteries and personal identities --
6. People and places in the landscape --
7. Summary and conclusions: towards an archaeology of social practices --
Gazetteer of time/space distributions of cultural groupings --
Appendix. Neolithic and Copper Age hoards.
Responsibility: John Chapman.
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A revolutionary study of material culture, this volume argues that the deliberate physical fragmentation and deposition of objects lies at the core of the archaeology of Mesolithic, Neo- lithic and  Read more...

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