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Perishable Material Culture in Prehistory : Investigating the Missing Majority - Linda M. Hurcombe

Perishable Material Culture in Prehistory

Investigating the Missing Majority


Published: 28th April 2014
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Perishable Material Culture in Prehistory provides new approaches and integrates a broad range of data to address a neglected topic, organic material in the prehistoric record. Providing news ideas and connections and suggesting revisionist ways of thinking about broad themes in the past, this book demonstrates the efficacy of an holistic approach using examples and cases studies. No other book covers such broad range of organic materials from a social and object biography perspective or concentrates on approaches to the missing component of the material culture repertoire. This book will an essential addition for those people wishing to understand better the nature and importance of organic material as material culture and understand that material culture of the prehistoric period is incomplete without the' missing majority'.

1. The holistic approach to material culture 2. The materiality of plants 3. The materiality of animals 4. Intimate relationships between plants, animals and people 5. Integrating craft and subsistence needs 6. Integrating organic and inorganic material culture 7. Epoch-defining materialities 8. The Way Forward

ISBN: 9780415537933
ISBN-10: 0415537932
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 28th April 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.8  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1