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Archaeology After Interpretation

Book Title

Archaeology After Interpretation

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Publication Date

7-2013

Editors

Benjamin Alberti, Andrew Meirion Jones, Joshua Pollard

Edition

1

Publisher

Left Coast Press

Place of Publication

Walnut Creek, CA

Keywords

Archaeology, Antiquities

Subject

Archaeology -- Methodology, Antiquities -- Analysis

Department

Sociology

Disciplines

Archaeological Anthropology

Description

A new generation of archaeologists has thrown down a challenge to post-processual theory, arguing that characterizing material symbols as arbitrary overlooks the material character and significance of artifacts. This volume showcases the significant departure from previous symbolic approaches that is underway in the discipline. It brings together key scholars advancing a variety of cutting edge approaches, each emphasizing an understanding of artifacts and materials not in terms of symbols but relationally, as a set of associations that compose people’s understanding of the world. Authors draw on a diversity of intellectual sources and case studies, paving a dynamic road ahead for archaeology as a discipline and theoretical approaches to material culture.

ISBN

FBC010

Document Type

Article

Archaeology After Interpretation

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