Interpretative Archaeology (Explorations in Anthropology v. 13)

Interpretative Archaeology (Explorations in Anthropology v. 13)

By: Christopher Tilley (editor)Paperback

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This fascinating volume integrates recent developments in anthropological and sociological theory with a series of detailed studies of prehistoric material culture. The authors explore the manner in which semiotic, hermeneutic, Marxist, and post-structuralist approaches radically alter our understanding of the past, and provide a series of innovative studies of key areas of interest to archaeologists and anthropologists.

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Christopher Tilley Professor of Anthropology, University College London.


Contents: C. Tilley, Introduction: Interpretation and a Poetics of the Past - T. Yates, Frameworks for an Archaeology of the Body - J. Thomas, The Hermeneutics of Megalithic Space - M. Edmonds, Interpreting Causewayed Enclosures in the Past and Present - C. Richards, Monumental Choreography; Architecture and Spatial Representation in Neolithic Orkney - T. Kirk, Space, Subjectivity, Power and Hegemony: The Megaliths and Long Barrows in Earlier Neolithic Brittany - J. Thomas and C. Tilley, The Axe and the Torso: Symbolic Structures in the Neolithic of Brittany - M. Johnson, Notes Towards an Archaeology of Capitalism - J. Thomas, Discourse, Totalization and the Neolithic - C. Tilley, Prospecting Archaeology - C. Evans, Digging with the Pen: Novel Archaeologists and Literary Traditions

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/02/1994
  • ISBN13: 9780854968503
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 454
  • ID: 9780854968503
  • weight: 594
  • ISBN10: 0854968504

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