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People and things : a behavioral approach to material culture

Author: James M Skibo; Michael B Schiffer
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2008.
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"This text sets forth a theory for understanding the relationship between people and things. Humans, whether in the distant past or in our current world, make choices while inventing, developing, replicating, adopting, and using their technologies. The theoretical model presented here provides the means to understand how people, whether it be Paleolithic stone tool makers or 21st century computer designers and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Skibo, James M.
People and things.
New York : Springer, ©2008
(DLC) 2008920067
(OCoLC)190777146
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James M Skibo; Michael B Schiffer
ISBN: 9780387765242 0387765247 9780387765273 0387765271
OCLC Number: 261325371
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 170 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. People and Things: A Performance-Based Theory --
2. Behavior, Selection, Agency, Practice, and Beyond --
3. Origins of Pottery on the Colorado Plateau --
4. Smudge Pits and Hide Smoking --
5. Devil is in the Details --
6. Ritual Performance: Ball Courts and Religious Interaction --
7. Social Theory and History in Behavioral Archaeology: Gender, Social Class, and the Demise of the Early Electric Car --
8. Studying Technological Differentiation.
Responsibility: James M. Skibo, Michael Brian Schiffer.

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This text sets forth a theory of behavioral archaeology for understanding the relationship between people and things. Six case studies form the core of the book, and provide examples of how the  Read more...

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