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Contemporary archaeology in theory

Author: Robert W Preucel; Ian Hodder
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 1996.
Series: Social archaeology.
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A collection of articles in contemporary Anglo-American archaeological theory for use in undergraduate classes, as well as graduate-level seminars. It focuses upon the period from 1980 to the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Preucel; Ian Hodder
ISBN: 0631195610 9780631195610 0631195599 9780631195597
OCLC Number: 185384452
Description: xiv, 678 s. : illustrations, kartor, table.
Contents: List of Contributors. Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: Prologue: Communicating Present Pasts.Part II: Ecological Relations: Nature and Culture. 1. Willow Smoke and Dogs' Tails: Hunter-Gatherer Settlement Systems and Archaeological Site Formation (Lewis R. Binford, Southern Methodist University, Texas).2. Understanding Changing People/Plant Relationships in the Prehispanic Andes (Christine A. Hastorf and Sissel Johnnessen, University of California, Berkeley and US Army Corps of Engineers, Minnesota) 3. Ecological Interpretations of Palaeolithic Art (Steven J. Mithen, University of Reading) Part III: Political Economy: The Production of Value.4. Peer Polity Interaction and Socio-Political Change (Colin Renfrew, Cambridge University)5. The Ancient Economy, Transferable Technologies and the Bronze Age World-System: A View from the Northeastern Frontier of the Ancient Near East (Phillip L. Kohl, Wellesley College) 6. Specialization and the Production of Wealth: Hawaiian Chiefdoms and the Inka Empire (Timothy K. Earle, Northwestern University)7. Beneath the Material Surface of Things: Commodities, Artifacts, and Slave Plantations (Charles E. Orser, Jr, Illinois State University)Part IV: Social and Cultural Evolution: Process, Structure and History.8. Explaining the Upper Palaeolithic Revolution (Antonio Gilman, Northridge University). 9. Braudel and North American Archaeology: An Example from the Northern Plains (Philip Duke, Fort Lewis College)10. The Power of Prestige: Competitive Generosity and the Emergence of Rank Societies in Lowland Mesoamerica (John E. Clark and Michael Blake, Brigham Young University and University of British Columbia)11. Cultural Transmission and Cultural Change (Stephen Shennan, University College, London)Part V: Meaning and Practice: Material Symbols.12. The Symbolic Divisions of Pottery: Sex-Related Attributes of English and Anglo-American Household Pots (Anne Yentsch, Armstrong State College). 13. Cognitive Archaeology (Kent V. Flannery and Joyce Marcus, both University of Michigan)14. Style and the Design of a Perfume Jar from an Archaic Greek City State (Michael Shanks, University of Wales, Lampeter)15. The Living, the Dead and the Ancestors: Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Mortuary Practices (John C. Barrett, University of Sheffield)Part VI: Feminist and Gender Archaeologies: Understanding Sex and Gender.16. The Interplay of Evidential Constraints and Political Interests: Recent Archaeological Research on Gender (Alison Wylie, University of Western Ontario)17. Gender, Space, and Food in Prehistory (Christine A. Hastorf, University of California, Berkeley). 18. What this Awl Means: Toward a Feminist Archaeology (Janet D. Spector, University of Minnesota)19. Dorothy Hughes Popenoe: Eve in an Archaeological Garden (Rosemary A. Joyce, University of California, Berkeley)Part VII: The Past as Power: Representations and Antirepresentations. 20. Public Presentations and Private Concerns: Archaeology in the Pages of National Geographic (Joan Gero and Delores Root, University of South Carolina and New England Science Unit)21. The Past as Propaganda: Totalitarian Archaeology in Nazi Germany (Bettina Arnold, University of Minnesota)22. Archaeological Annapolis: A Guide to Seeing and Understanding Three Centuries of Change (Mark P. Leone and Parker B. Potter, Jr, University of Maryland and Plymouth State College)Part VIII: Responses of the 'Other': Constructing Identities.23. Alternative Archaeologies: Nationalist, Colonialist, Imperialist (Bruce G. Trigger, McGill University)24. History and Prehistory in Bolivia: What about the Indians? (Carlos Mamani Condori, Institute of Historical Research, La Paz and Universidad Mayor de San Andres)25. Inuit Perceptions of the Past (Jack Anawak, Kivallia Consulting)26. Bone Courts: the Rights and Narrative Representation of Tribal Bones (Gerald Vizenor, University of California, Berkeley)Part IX: Dialogue.Theoretical Archaeological Discourse.
Series Title: Social archaeology.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Preucel and Ian Hodder.


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