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Symbols in action : ethnoarchaeological studies of material culture

Author: Ian Hodder
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1982.
Series: New studies in archaeology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First published in 1982, this book presents the results of a series of field investigations carried out in Kenya, Zambia and the Sudan into the 'archaeological' remains and material culture of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Hodder
ISBN: 0521241766 9780521241762
OCLC Number: 7595960
Description: x, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: the nature of material cultures; 2. Ethnicity and symbolism in Baringo; 3. Maintaining the boundaries; 4. Disrupting the boundaries; 5. Within the boundaries: age, sex and self-decoration; 6. Hunter-gatherers and pastoralists on the Leroghi plateau; 7. A state of symbiosis and conflict: the Lozi; 8. Dirt, women and men: a study in the Nuba Mountains, Sudan; 9. Implications for archaeology; 10. Conclusions and prospects.
Series Title: New studies in archaeology.
Responsibility: Ian Hodder.
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