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Archaeological Artefacts as Material Culture - Linda Hurcombe

Archaeological Artefacts as Material Culture

Paperback Published: 1st November 2007
ISBN: 9780415320924
Number Of Pages: 368

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This book is an introduction to the study of artefacts, setting them in a social context rather than using a purely scientific approach. Drawing on a range of different cultures and extensively illustrated, Archaeological Artefacts and Material Culture covers everything from recovery strategies and recording procedures to interpretation through typology, ethnography and experiment, and every type of material including wood, fibers, bones, hides and adhesives, stone, clay, and metals.

With over seventy illustrations with almost fifty in full colour, this book not only provides the tools an archaeologist will need to interpret past societies from their artefacts, but also a keen appreciation of the beauty and tactility involved in working with these fascinating objects. This is a book no archaeologist should be without, but it will also appeal to anybody interested in the interaction between people and objects.

List of tables and figuresp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Deconstruction and analysisp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Artefacts from the groundp. 14
Learning from contextsp. 38
Making sense of artefactsp. 54
Changing perspectivesp. 91
Materials and materialityp. 107
Materialityp. 109
Organic materials and artefactsp. 119
Stone materials and artefactsp. 146
Clay (and glass) materials and artefactsp. 166
Metal materials and artefactsp. 190
Artefacts as material culture: past, present, and futurep. 209
Bibliographyp. 212
Indexp. 278
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ISBN: 9780415320924
ISBN-10: 0415320925
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st November 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1