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Archaeology : the Discipline of Things.

Author: Bjørnar Olsen; Michael Shanks; Timothy Webmoor; Christopher Witmore
Publisher: Berkerley : University of California Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Archaeology has always been marked by its particular care, obligation, and loyalty to things. While archaeologists may not share similar perspectives or practices, they find common ground in their concern for objects monumental and mundane. This book considers the myriad ways that archaeologists engage with things in order to craft stories, both big and small, concerning our relations with materials and the nature  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bjørnar Olsen; Michael Shanks; Timothy Webmoor; Christopher Witmore
ISBN: 9780520954007 0520954009 9780520274167 0520274164 9780520274174 0520274172 1283695936 9781283695930
OCLC Number: 818113300
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (266 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1. Introduction: Caring about Things; 2. The Ambiguity of Things: Contempt and Desire; 3. Engagements with Things: The Making of Archaeology; 4. Digging Deep: Archaeology and Field work; 5. Things in Translation: Documents and Imagery; 6. Futures for Things: Memory Practices and Digital Translation; 7. Timely Things: From Argos to Mycenae and Beyond; 8. Making and the Design of Things: Human Being and the Shape of History; 9. Getting on with Things: A Material Metaphysics of Care; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q. RS; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
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Archaeology has always been marked by its particular care, obligation, and loyalty to things. This title considers the myriad ways that archaeologists engage with things in order to craft stories,  Read more...

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"Illuminating... Recommended." -- A. B. Kehoe, Emeritus, University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee Choice

 
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